Computer Simulation of Tunneling in Atomic-Size Devices

  • H. De Raedt
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 264)


Electrons emitted from small atomic-size sources exhibit properties that differ substantially from those emitted by conventional sources. Experimental work on electron field emission from one and three-atom tungsten tips has shown that the low-energy electron beam is strongly focussed.1–4 Electron sources having these properties would be very valuable for applications to electron holography and electron interferometry.5–9


Tilt Angle Transmission Coefficient Tunnel Barrier Electron Field Emission Gaussian Wave Packet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. De Raedt
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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