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written by Kristel Michielsen and Hans De Raedt
This web page illustrates the tunneling of a quantum wavepacket through potential barriers.  Movies show the time-dependent properties of wavepackets interacting with various potential barriers and wells are shown.  Issues related to energy and barrier width are considered, along with comparison to scattering by a potential well.
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Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Scattering and Unbound Systems
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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- Audio/Visual
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barrier, scattering, scattering well, tunneling
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Michielsen, K., & De Raedt, H. (n.d.). Quantum Mechanics: Tunneling. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from
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Quantum Mechanics: Tunneling:

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This is a series of presentations on quantum mechanics with multimedia illustrations of quantum phenomena.

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