The Energy of a Particle in a Box calculator compute the energy of a particle in a box based on the energy level, mass of the particle and the length of the box.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Energy of a Particle in a Box(En): The calculator returns the energy in electron volts(eV). However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
The Energy of a particle in a box is found using the particle in a box model which describes a particle free to move in a small space surrounded by impenetrable barriers. The model is mainly used as a a hypothetical example to illustrate the differences between classical and quantum systems. The energy is found using the following formula:
The formula and definition are from Wikipedia ().