Tunnel effect

  • Ragnar Holm
Chapter

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

Benzene Iodine Helium Iodide Molybdenum 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1967

Authors and Affiliations

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

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