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Introduction to Nanoelectronics by Michael A. Stroscio, Viatcheslav A. Kochelap, Vladimir V. Mitin

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3  Wave mechanics

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3.1  Introduction

In this chapter we discuss the basic physical concepts and equations related to the behavior of particles in the nanoworld. We introduce the Schrödinger wave equation for particles and determine the ways to calculate observable physical quantities. We find that, in wave mechanics, the motion of a particle confined to a finite volume is always characterized by discrete values of the energy and standing-wave-like wavefunctions, i.e., such a motion is quantized. While motion in an infinite space (i.e., free motion) is not quantized and is described by propagating waves, the energy of the particle is characterized ...

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