Life has been keeping me extremely busy; I'm sorry for the lack of updates.
I've received some very interesting feedback regarding my previous post, specifically regarding the Fermi energy. When things let up a little bit, I'll expound a bit more on the critical role of the Fermi energy in solid state physics. I was neglecting some critically important information, and the time after the last posting is a great time to do so.
In the next posting, I'll have an aside on the role of the Fermi energy in insulators, semiconductors, and metals. After that, I'll get back on the subject of quantum well and nanostructure calculations.