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Volume 30, Number 5, Page 451 (1986)
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy II
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Traversal time for tunneling

by M. Buttiker, R. Landauer
Tunneling of carriers through a barrier is characterized not only by a transmission and reflection probability, but also by the time it takes a carrier to traverse the barrier. Recent work which discusses the traversal time is summarized, and its relevance is highlighted by discussing several tunneling phenomena.
Related Subjects: Physics, solid state; Quantum theory and effects; Scanning tunneling microscopy; Surface science