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These surfaces are therefore known as warped spheres (see Fig. 5). Note that both bands remain twofold degenerate in this treatment at k = 0. This is known as the Kramers degeneracy. It is removed in polar crystals, such 25 26 2 An update of solid state physics as GaAs or InP, due to the absence of an inversion center. The corresponding correction to the Hamiltonian is known as the Dresselhaus term. e. in the range of µeV, although it causes measurable effects to occur at very low temperatures.

6: Prove Eq. 40) for a one-dimensional crystal. With Eq. 40), we obtain a(k, k ) = α(0) ∑ Vp ( R)Vcell ei(k −k) R R Summing up the contributions of all cells can now be replaced by an integration over the whole crystal, such that Vp (r )ei(k −k)r dr a(k, k ) = α(0) V It remains to determine α(0), which we approximate by α (0) = 1 V u ∗ (r ) u k (r ) dr ≈ k V 1 V This is justified since k ≈ k, and the integral in the definition of α(0) should give a value very close to 1 (recall that the functions {uk } are orthonormal).

First of all, the term ∝ k 2 produces an energy shift that depends on k, but does not couple the bands. 2 Electronic energy bands Fig. 5 Warped surfaces of constant energy for heavy and light hole bands in GaAs (left) and Si (right). A cross section through the plane k z = 0 is shown for a typical Fermi energy of 10 meV. The wave numbers are measured in units of 108 m−1 . potential. The term containing k · p, however, must be treated with degenerate perturbation theory. It turns out that the second-order term is the leading one, since the first-order term is linear in k and must thus vanish at a maximum.