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$k$ is just a quantum number. $\hbar k$ gets its name "crystal impulse" from the fact, that the formula for a band structure without interaction (free electrons) coincides with the formula you get with the definition of classical impulse in terms of $k$, but it is NOT an actual impulse. For a free electron we have the energy dispersion:  \epsilon(k) = ...

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The dispersion relation gives you information regarding the relation between momentum of electrons, and energy of such electron. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle relates uncertainty in the position versus uncertainty in momentum, which is a very different issue. If you consider a single massive free particle, it also possesses a dispersion relation in the ...

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