BAND GAP CALCULATOR

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INPUTS

Semiconductor
Dopant species
Dopant concentration NA cm–3
Temperature T K
Intrinsic band gap   BG multiplier  
Density of states  
Dopant ionisation  
Carrier statistics  
Band gap narrowing  
Significant figures  
 
Include steady state case

OUTPUTS

  Conduction band states Nc 2.89E+19 2.89E+19
  Valence band states Nv 3.14E+19 3.14E+19
  Ionised acceptors NA 9.99E+14
  Effective intrinsic carrier conc. ni eff 9.65E+9 9.92E+9
  Electron concentration n 9.65E+9 9.85E+4
  Hole concentration p 9.65E+9 9.99E+14
  Conduction band Ec 0.564 0.563
  Electron Fermi level EFn 0.000 -0.298
  Hole Fermi level EFp 0.000 -0.298
  Valence band Ev -0.566 -0.566
  Band gap Eg 1.130 1.129
  Band gap narrowing ΔEg 0.001

Plot

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Energy bands vs NA for equilibrium

Temperature Energy

Computation time: 0.015 s.

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Welcome to the band gap calculator

This calculator determines the band gap of silicon at any temperature, dopant concentration, and excess carrier concentration.

It also determines the energy of the conductance band, valence band, electron Fermi level, and hole Fermi level, as well as the effective intrinsic carrier density at equilibrium and steady state.

Disclaimer

Neither PV Lighthouse nor any person related to the compilation of this calculator make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information disclosed or rendered by this calculator.

Version 1.3, 14-May-2014

New in this version:

  • Added the option to include the band gap narrowing model of Yan & Cuevas (2013).
  • An expanded About tab, which describes the band gap narrowing models.

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