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Telemachus

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So, the central equation reads:

##\displaystyle \left [ \frac{\hbar}{2m} (k-G)^2-E \right ]c_{k-G}+ \sum_{K'} U_{G-K'} c_{k-K'}##

So, I want to determine the band gap which would be at the point ##k=2{\pi}{a}## in the extended diagram (the band gap between the second and the third band).

And my ##K'## I think that should be: ##K'=\frac{2\pi}{a},\frac{4\pi}{a}##. When I carry on the whole calculation I get something that don't make any sense to me, because I don't find any degeneracy on the energy, and I think that's wrong.

For ##G=\frac{2\pi}{a}## I get:

##\displaystyle \left [ \frac{\hbar}{2m} (k-\frac{2\pi}{a})^2-E-U_0 \right ]c_{k-\frac{2\pi}{a}}+ U_{\frac{2\pi}{a}}c_{k-\frac{4\pi}{a}}##

And for ##G=\frac{4\pi}{a}##:

##\displaystyle \left [ \frac{\hbar}{2m} (k-\frac{4\pi}{a})^2-E-U_0 \right ]c_{k-\frac{4\pi}{a}}+ U_{-\frac{2\pi}{a}}c_{k-\frac{2\pi}{a}}##

I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks in advance.