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Electric field in Energy Bands

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Homework Statement:

The energy band in a semiconductor sample is given by
##6.67x^2##
eV, where x is the distance and is valid from 0 to 3m.
(i)Sketch energy band diagram, indicating valence and conduction bands, energy gap and direction of x.
(ii)Determine the electric field in terms of V and m as a function of distance x and indicate the direction of the electric field in the energy band diagram.
(iii)Calculate the electric field at x=3m (in terms of and m)

Relevant Equations:

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This is my attempt at this question, and I'm probably wrong, will need some help/guidance from the experts here :/

i)
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(ii)

Since energy band given by ##6.67x^2##, can I assume that electric field is simply the energy difference from 0-3m divided by 3m? In this case, would the answer simply be (6.67*3*3)-(6.67*0*0)/3= 20.01V/m?

(iii)At x=3, will the electric field be simply 20.01*3=60.03?

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(iii)At x=3, will the electric field be simply 20.01*3=60.03?

Cheers
No. To get field, you need to take derivative of potential, not simply divide by distance. After taking derivative, the answer is E(x)=2*x*6.67
 

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