Free Electron Model 
Free Electron Model
by CSM
Video Lecture 26 of 35
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Date Added: March 13, 2015

Lecture Description

We begin this video by approximating our system as one electron in an infinite square well. We then develop a dispersion relation for the electron. We continue by looking at both fixed and periodic boundary conditions to develop a solution for the wave function.

Course Index

Course Description

Welcome to Solid State Physics in a Nutshell. This video series was originally designed to go along with the solid state physics course at the Colorado School of Mines. It follows and references the textbook by Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition. As these videos are now being updated to be a worldwide resource, they are also captioned to make viewing possible for everyone, near and far.

It spans 32 video lectures, covering the following topics:
1. Bonding and Crystal Structure
2. Elastic Diffraction
3. Elastic Scattering
4. Phonon Dispersions and Transport & Thermal Properties
5. Inelastic Scattering
6. Free Electron Model: Density of States & Heat Capacity
7. Weak Potential and Band Structures
8. Intrinsic Semiconductors

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