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Analytical Study of Band Structure of Material Using Relativistic Concept

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, we present the study of band structure relativistically. Here, Dirac equation is formulated from Hamilto-nian in which the formulation is found to contain a correction term known as spin-orbit coupling given as
that modifies the non-relativistic expression for the same formulation. This term leads to double spin-degeneracy within the first Brillioun zone which is a concept that is not found in other method of study of band structure of material.

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E. Ugwu and M. Echi, "Analytical Study of Band Structure of Material Using Relativistic Concept," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 4 No. 9, 2013, pp. 1287-1289. doi: 10.4236/am.2013.49173.

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