# Graphical interpretation of the SchrÃ¶dinger equation

**Datum:**27 januari 2016

**Locatie:**University of Antwerp - Campus Groenenborger - Room U.241 - Groenenborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerpen

**Tijdstip:**16 - 17 uur

**Organisatie / co-organisatie:**Condensed Matter Theory (CMT)

**Korte beschrijving:**Condensed Matter Theory seminar presented by Christophe De Beule (CMT group, UAntwerp)

**Abstract**

We will discuss how one can make qualitative statements about the energy spectrum by studying the behaviour of the wave function in a general potential. The key quantity that we study is the local kinetic energy that appears in the Schrödinger equation. After a short introduction we will go through several examples starting from a simple potential well and ending at a relation between effective mass and band character. We use one-dimensional systems for simplicity although systems with cylinder or spherical symmetry in respectively two and three dimensions are equivalent. During the talk I will also ask some questions to the audience.

**Christoph De Beule**,** **CMT group, UAntwerp

**Contact e-mail:**lucian.covaci@uantwerp.be

**Url:**http://cmt.uantwerpen.be