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Atomic and Molecular Physics - Tunneling

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A Hydrogen atom and a Helium atom each with 4 eV of KE approach a thin barrier 6 MeV high which has the greater probability of tunneling through the barrier? Explain.

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This is based on the size of the atoms. If both have the same kinetic ...

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Detailed solution of an atom tunneling through a barrier.

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