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Homework Help: How to calculate relative effective mass?

  1. Feb 21, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A simplified E versus k curve for an electron in the conduction band is given. the value of a is 10 Å. Determine the relative effective mass m* / m0.

    2. Relevant equations

    m* = ħ2 / (d2E /dk2)

    m0 = 9.11 E-31kg

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The second derivative must be constant.
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  3. Feb 26, 2017 #2
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