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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 Unbound Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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= Interactive Simulation
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© 2005 PHET; University of Colorado
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Keywords:
barrier tunneling, double barrier, plane wave, wave packet
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 28, 2006 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
August 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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August 11, 2006
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(PhET, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling).
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PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets, (PhET, Boulder, 2005), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling>.
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PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets. (2006, August 11). Retrieved October 23, 2018, from PhET: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling
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PhET. PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets. Boulder: PhET, August 11, 2006. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling (accessed 23 October 2018).
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PhET Simulation: Quantum Tunneling and Wave Packets. Boulder: PhET, 2005. 11 Aug. 2006. 23 Oct. 2018 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/quantum-tunneling>.
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