Reflection above the barrier as tunneling in momentum space
Author(s)Jaffe, Robert L.
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Quantum mechanics predicts an exponentially small probability that a particle with energy greater than the height of a potential barrier will reflect from the barrier in violation of classical expectations. This process can be regarded as tunneling in momentum space, leading to a simple derivation of the reflection probability.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
American Journal of Physics
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Jaffe, R. L. “Reflection Above the Barrier as Tunneling in Momentum Space.” Am. J. Phys. 78, no. 6 (2010): 620.