Giaever and Josephson Tunneling

  • Y. Bruynseraede
  • C. Vlekken
  • C. Van Haesendonck
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 59)

Abstract

If the motion of a particle in the neighbourhood of a potential barrier is treated wave-mechanically, it is found that there is a finite probability that the particle can leak through the barrier even though its kinetic energy is less than the potential energy corresponding to the height of the barrier. In other words, a particle impinging on the barrier will not necessarily be reflected, but may pass through the barrier and continue its forward motion.

Keywords

Microwave Graphite Sine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Bruynseraede
    • 1
  • C. Vlekken
    • 1
  • C. Van Haesendonck
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Vaste Stof-Fysika en MagnetismeKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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