- Band mapping
Band mapping, in the realm of
condensed matter physics, refers to the process which allows for detection (and measurement) of photoelectrons emitted from an observed surface at different emission angles. This process is employed in a spectroscopytechnique formally known as ARPS — "Angle Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy" — which is used to investigate the electronic structure of solids, solid surfaces and interfaces.
By employing the band mapping process, several fundamental physical properties of a solid can be determined. Among the properties which can be determined using this process include (but not limited to) the following:
* [Kinetic] energy of the electron(s);
*Electrical/Magnetic properties; and
The electronic states in the solid are described by
energy bands, which have associated energy band dispersions "E"(k) — energy eigenvalues for delocalized electrons in a crystallinemedium according to Bloch’s theorem.
Band mapping has an advantage over
optical spectroscopy. In the latter, only the energy-band separations at various optical critical points in k-space — entropy between the initial and final states — are determined. ARPS, on the other hand, provides information about the absolute location of energy bands at different values of k relative to the Fermi energy(EF).
*Park, Jongik. "Photoemission study of the rare earth intermetallic compounds: RNi2Ge2 (R = Eu, Gd)." 2004,
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Electronic band structure
Resonance Raman spectroscopy
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