electron tunneling

electron tunneling

[i′lek‚trän ′tən·əl·iŋ]
(quantum mechanics)
The passage of electrons through a potential barrier which they would not be able to cross according to classical mechanics, such as a thin insulating barrier between two superconductors.
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[ClickPress, Tue Oct 30 2018] Single electron transistor is a switching device which is used for controlled electron tunneling to amplify current.
The NDR was related to the resonant electron tunneling through a nanoscale object with a quantized energy spectrum built in the filament.
Other view also relates to the porous nature of electrode which explain how electron-hop was achieved when more porous nature structure was obtained as it provide more efficient electron tunneling system.
They do so by using a scanning electron tunneling microscope.
Electron tunneling effect is of significance in understanding the conductivity of conducting composites by integration an insulator polymer with conductive fillers [23-25].
In this way, the phenomenon of electron tunneling can be observed.
Coherent control of the electron tunneling in an asymmetric double QD system was investigated by Villas-Boas et al.
The tunneling current components include electron tunneling from the conduction band (ECB), electron tunneling from the valence band (EVB), and hole tunneling form the valence band (HVB).
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Examples include electron tunneling, the electrocaloric effect, and the thermoelastic effect.