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Dr. Thomas Zettler
Munich, Germany

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2-D and 3-D Animations 

The Tunnel Effect

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 The "Tunnel Effect" has a wide range of consequences and applications in daily life. For example, the storage of photos in digital camera storage cards and the modern scanning tunneling microscope both depend on a tunnel effect.

Two animations . . . .


Schrödinger Equation

The Tunnel Effect is based on complex valued wave functions where a solution begins with the  one-dimensional stationary Schrödinger Equation as seen above.  Dr. Zettler has provided readers of this NCB web page with a detailed explanation in a "pdf" file.  Be sure to give him credit if you use his material.

M. Alonso and E. J. Finn, Fundamental University Physics, Volume III,  Addison-Wesley, Twelth Printing 1980,   LOC Catalog Card No. 68-10828.
W. C. Elmore and M. A. Heald,  Physics of Waves, Dover Publications, 1985.
L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifschitz, Lehrbuch de theoretischen Physik, Band III Quantenmechanik 6, Auflage, Akademia Verlag Berlin.
ISBN-10: 3055000676   and   ISBN-13: 978-3055000676
A. Messiah, Quantenmechanik, Band 1, de Gruyter, Berlin, 1976.
ISBN  3-11-003686-X.     (German translation of a French book,   Mecanique Quantique  Tome 1, by Dunod,  Editeur , Paris 1969.)

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