conduction band

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conduction band (plural conduction bands)

  1. (physics) The range of electron energies in an insulator or semiconductor in which electrons can move freely and transport charge.
    • 2011, Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw, The Quantum Universe, Allen Lane 2011, p. 160:
      In a semiconductor material like silicon, something very interesting happens because the current is not only carried by electrons in the conduction band.

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