Homework Set #7
Due at the beginning of lecture on 03/9/12
1. Plot the Fermi function for temperatures of 0, 500, 2000 K semiquantitatively and on the
same plot. Label the axes and EF. How accurate is the Boltzmann distribution function as an
Advanced Photon Source
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Overview of the APS
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Electronic Properties of Materials
Due: 2/13, 23.59 pm; Please upload one PDF le with your solutions to Compass.
1. Electrons in a nanowire (NW) can often be treated as 1-dimensional, since they are strongly conned
in the other two dimen
1. i) V0 = a^3 for the simple cubic unit cell and 1 conventional cell = 4 primitive cells for FCC. So for Si, V 0 = a3/4. The
volumes in the range of 0.9V to 1.1V and the corresponding lattice parameters are shown below.
ii) The total energy is calculated