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Tunnel effect

  • Ragnar Holm
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Abstract

Because of their quality of being de Broglie waves, conduction electrons can penetrate thin contact films which would be insulating according to classical physics. This process of penetrating potential barriers is called the “tunnel effect”.

Keywords

Contact Resistance Stationary Contact Thermionic Emission Tunnel Current Electron Tunnel 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ragnar Holm
    • 1
  1. 1.St. MarysUSA

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