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(simple)Journal Papers using Step Potential

  1. Nov 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am a beginning quantum mechanics student, and I need to solve a journal paper that uses the step potential fairly simply. I've been searching for (literally) days, but everything seems to be far too complicated. Can someone please point me in a direction, or offer some suggestions?


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I've searched iop, physics letters, aip and solid state electronics.
    I've used parameters like "heterojuctions" "step potential limiting case" "scattering matricies"

    I really appreciate any help - this is extremely frustrating, time consuming and unproductive. Thanks!!
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2009 #2
    Do you mean you need to reproduce the theoretical calculations present which involve a step function? I'm not exactly clear on what you're trying to do.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2009 #3
    Yes, I'm sorry.

    The paper should present some sort of use of the step potential. Maybe approximating a more complex system.
    I am supposed to (in painstaking detail) reproduce the equations in the paper based on the information given to verify them. Does that make sense?

    I'm having a very difficult time finding papers simple enough for me to reproduce the calculations.
     
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