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This webpage contains an interactive simulation that allows students to explore tunneling of wave packets and plane waves through potential barriers, steps, and flat potentials.  Time-dependent probability densities and wave functions can be shown using a variety of representations.  The size and shape of the barriers can be adjusted either graphically or numerically. Options for the scattering potential include double square barriers for study of resonant tunneling.
This page also contains a teacher's guide as well as user-submitted ideas and activities for the simulation.
This page is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Scattering and Continuum State Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Categories Intended Users Ratings
- Pedagogy
- Learners
- Educators
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Format:
application/java
Mirror:
http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/qua…
Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 2005 PHET; University of Colorado
Additional information is available.
Keywords:
barrier tunneling, double barrier, plane wave, wave packet
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 28, 2006 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
July 8, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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August 11, 2006
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(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling).
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PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling>.
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PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets. (2006, August 11). Retrieved September 1, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling
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Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, August 11, 2006. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling (accessed 1 September 2014).
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PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 11 Aug. 2006. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling>.
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