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forbidden gap  energy gap in solids; Eg; bandgap between valence band and conduction band in which no electron states are allowed.
bandgap  energy gap (Eg) in semiconductors and insulators; forbidden energy levels separating valence band and conduction band; no electrons are allowed at these levels; no bandgap in metals.
bandgap engineering  processes in which energy gap of semiconductor is altered in the desired way by changing chemical composition of semiconductor; e.g. by adding Al bandgap of GaAs can be altered; used in superlattice fabrication.
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