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Periodic Potential Lab Demonstration: Standard Kroenig-Penney Model

By Gerhard Klimeck1, Benjamin P Haley2

1. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2. Purdue University



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This video shows the simulation of a 1D square well using the Periodic Potential Lab. The calculated output includes plots of the allowed energybands, a table of the band edges and band gaps, plots of reduced and expanded dispersion relations, and plots comparing the dispersion relations to those of a free electron and those calculated using effective mass.

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