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Quantum Mechanical Potential Barrier

This applet was created to allow visualisation of the wavefunction of an electron as it passes over a potential barrier, shown in shaded grey. The wavefunctions are underneath the energy level diagram. The applet is a development of an accompanying applet on a quantum mechanical step. See this page for supporting documentation on how to set up and solve the relevant equations.

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 The applet and web pages were designed by Gary Skinner, as part of a project sponsored by LSTN.


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