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Detection of Particles inside Potential Barriers

Nature volume 180, page 1471 (28 December 1957) | Download Citation

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THERE appears to be some uncertainty regarding the interpretation of wave functions in classically inaccessible regions, where the total energy is less than the potential energy. The following question is asked often : Can one detect a particle inside a barrier without giving it enough energy to be, classically, in the region of localization?

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    , “Quantum Theory”, 237 (Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York 1951).

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  1. Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.

    • ROLF G. WINTER

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