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Formula Energy band of silicon (temperature dependence)

Formula: Energy band of silicon (temperature dependence)

Energy gap

Unit
Energy band gap of silicon (Si), that is, the energy gap between the valence band maximum and conduction band minimum..
Temperature \(T\)Energy gap \(E_{\text g}\)
0 K1.165 eV
300 K1.08 eV
1000 K0.881 eV
Energy band gap of silicon for three different temperatures.

This formula for the temperature dependence of the band gap is an experimental fit.

Temperature

Unit
Temperature of the silicon material in Kelvin. The band gap increases linearly with temperature.