Particle in a Box

By Heng Li

Virgina State University

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The particle in a box (or the infinite potential well) is a simple idealized system that is completely solved within quantun mechanics. The infinite potential well is a finite sized region in space (the box) with an infinite potential at its boundaries ( the wells). A particle experiences no forces while inside the box. The 1-dimensional case, where the motion of the electron is considered only in a single dimension.

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  • Heng Li (2007), "Particle in a Box," http://nanohub.org/resources/2339.

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