## Quantum Mechanics Square Well Potential Problem

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A beam of neutrons (m=1.675x10-27kg) is incident on a nucleus. Consecutive transmission maxima are observed for beam energies of 1.15, 23.656, and 50.254 MeV. Treating the nucleus as a one-dimensional square-well potential:
(a) What is the width of the potential? (ans. 10 fm)
(b) What is the depth of the potential? (ans. 10 MeV)
The observations are related to the Ramsauer-Townsend Effect

2. Relevant equations
E = (n2h2)/(8ma2)) -V0

3. The attempt at a solution
I plugged in the mass and energies into the equations, using n=1 for E = 1.15 MeV and n=2 for E = 23.656 MeV. I ended up with

(3.51x1040)a2=-V0
(1.81x1041)a2=-V0

I know that I need another equation, but I don't know what to use. We also never learned the Ramsauer-Townsend Effect in class, so I'm not sure how to apply it. Any input would be appreciated!
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