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Steps and Barriers in One Dimension


Steps and Barriers in One Dimension

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The above animation shows the propagation of a gaussian wavepacket through a step or a barrier. The parameters are those of an electron in GaAs. The initial kinetic energy is 0.2 eV while the potential height can be varied.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 23, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 21, 2001
Submitter: John Walkup



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for John Walkup
14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Applet works well once it loads, which is a little slow. Could be a little more versatile, especially since many applets demonstrate the same idea.