Bloch's theory Physics

January 2002
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p61
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A definition of the term "Bloch's theory" is presented. It refers to a physics-based theory, named after American physicist Felix Bloch, presenting a mathematical formulation of the band theory of solids. It uses a wave function to treat the effect of the periodical field of a crystal lattice on the motion of free electrons.


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