25 Jun 2013

Band Structures, Electronic and Optical Properties of Metals, Semiconductors, and Insulators


Submitted by Maggie Geselbracht, Reed College

I created this Collection of Learning Objects (LOs) at the IONiC VIPEr TUES 2013 Workshop: Solid State Materials for Alternative Energy Needs held at Penn State University.  The overall theme of the Collection is electronic and optical properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators.  Most of the learning objects either require knowledge of or explicitly refer to band structures, either at a basic level or a more advanced level.  Some LOs also deal with extended structures, unit cells, solid solutions, or diffraction.  I have used some of these, but not all in my own inorganic chemistry courses at Reed College.

Here is a table that summarizes information about each of these LOs.

Coming soon: A Collection of Learning Objects specifically used in the Back to Grad School (B2GS) on Solids portion of the workshop...