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Electrons in periodic potentials -- lesson

  1. Apr 1, 2017 #1
    Hi, I need to teach a lesson on electrons in periodic potentials for Bachelor Physics students in just 20 minutes

    Any ideas on how to organize the lesson (pre-concepts they should know, relevant message and consequences) would be very much appreciated
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2017 #2

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    Hello plp, :welcome:

    There should be something of a context for these students - you can't expect PF help on that.

    As a former student and not knowing much about the field, I might contribute my expectations in such a situation:

    From energy levels in a single well to periodic goes via double well and leads to band structures. If you can bring that off in 20 min, you're a hero for me !
     
  4. Apr 1, 2017 #3
    Thank you BvU

    Indeed that is a logical sequence, thanks! I might not include the double well and go directly to periodic potential. I was asked to do this for job interview so i'll need to become a hero!!
     
  5. Apr 1, 2017 #4

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    Best of luck !
     
  6. Apr 12, 2017 #5
    I'm actually curious on how this went :P
     
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