Invalidity of translational symmetry argument for the existence of a stark ladder in finite crystals

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Abstract

The usual translational symmetry argument in finite solids does not indicate the existence of a Stark Ladder. The (usually implied) use of "periodic boundary conditions", which could have indicated a Stark Ladder, has a two fold interpretation. The Born-von Karman one is incompatible with Schrödinger's equation, while the second is incompatible with the symmetry argument.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-404
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Nov 1970
Externally publishedYes

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