Exact Envelope Function Equations for Microstructures and the Particle in a Box Model

  • M. G. Burt
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 189)


An exact formulation of the envelope function method recently published by the author is extended to include spin orbit interaction, nonlocal microscopic potentials and nonlatticematched structures. A systematic derivation of the particle in a box model is outlined. It is also shown how the basic ideas behind the envelope function method can lead to an intuitive derivation of the particle in a box model without ambiguities concerning boundary conditions.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Burt
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  1. 1.British Telecom Research LabsMartlesham HeathIpswichUK

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