K-12: Introduction to Quantum Wells

By David Beck1, Mark M Budnik1

1. Valparaiso University

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A lesson plan for a 20-30 minute exercise for 4th and 5th grade Gifted and Talented students to explore the concept of quantum wells. The objectives of the lesson are:

* The students will be able to understand the basic functions and concepts of quantum wells and tunneling.

* Students will be able to relate the concepts of memory and logic gates to an electron in a quantum well.

Minimal materials are required for the lesson:

* Desks
* Chalk and chalkboard

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  • David Beck, Mark M Budnik (2008), "K-12: Introduction to Quantum Wells," https://nanohub.org/resources/5925.

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