Foundations of Physics

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 701–712 | Cite as

Tunneling through a disordered potential barrier

  • V. Freilikher
  • M. Pustilnik
  • I. Yurkevich


Tunnelling through a weakly disordered potential barrier is studied analytically. A perturbative approach is developed to calculate all statistical moments of the tunnelling transmission coefficient, and its probability distribution function. It is shown that on average disorder enhances the tunnelling conductance, resistance, and the coherent component of the transmitted field.


Distribution Function Probability Distribution Potential Barrier Probability Distribution Function Transmission Coefficient 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Freilikher
    • 1
  • M. Pustilnik
    • 1
  • I. Yurkevich
    • 2
  1. 1.The Jack and Pearl Resnick Institute of Advanced Technology, Department of PhysicsBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  2. 2.International Center for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly

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