Multiple Wells and Band Structure

In this exercise, students explore what happens when we go from one square well to many such wells. In particular, students explore how states bunch together and bands form as we add more wells.

This exercise is one of our favorites, as it leads naturally to our research with atoms in optical lattices.


Key words and phrases: finite square well, multiple wells, band structure, periodic potentials

The PDF file for this exercise can be found here.

A zip folder containing the flowfile for this exercise can be found here.