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1-D potential barrier

  1. Oct 8, 2009 #1

    This is rajasekhar ,
    Please guide me how to solve below problem.

    An electron moves in a one-dimensional potential of width 8 angstroms and depth 12eV then how to found number of bound states present?

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 8, 2009 #2
    Start with solving (or looking up) the solution for the 1D potential well -- you can find the treatment in any introductory book on Quantum Mechanics. What are the bound states for such a system? How many are there? You'll need to relate these abstract answers to the numbers you mentioned.
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