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bandgap

In a material, the energy difference between its non-conductive state and its conductive state. There is virtually no bandgap in most metals, but a very large one in an insulator (dielectric). In a semiconductor, the bandgap is small. Technically, the bandgap is the energy it takes to move electrons from the valence band to the conduction band.
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Photonic bandgap (PBG) structures ensure better performance in terms of bandwidth, gain and smoother radiation patterns.
The smaller the dot, the wider apart the rungs become and the greater the dot's bandgap.
If the bandgap is low, meaning the valence and conduction bands are close together, less energy is required for the material to conduct electricity.
For further analysis of the optical properties, UV-Vis measurements were used to extrapolate the optical bandgap using Tauc's plots, that is, graphs of [([alpha]hv).sup.2] versus photon energy (hv) [10].
These mechanisms can also be explored in optical excitations below the bandgap [11].
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