News tagged with valence band

Super-efficient Transistor Material Predicted

( -- New work by condensed-matter theorists at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory points to a material that could one day be used to make faster, more ...

dateMay 15, 2009 in General Physics
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Explained: Bandgap

Why do some materials work well for making solar cells or light-emitting diodes (LEDs), while other materials don't? One key factor is having the right bandgap.

dateJul 23, 2010 in General Physics
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