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Transmission coefficient, quantum tunnelling

  1. Jun 10, 2012 #1
    I have been trying to calculate the transmission coefficient for a quantum tunelling case, but I seem to get the coefficient value more than 1. How is that possible?

    The equation i used is based on the wikipedia page (I am unable to link because I am underpost).

    Also typically what are the values for transmission probability?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 10, 2012 #2
    You might have calculated the reciprocal of the transmission coefficient by accident, or just made a miscalculation. Are you trying to calculate it for a square barrier or a general barrier?
     
  4. Jun 11, 2012 #3
    Finite square well?
     
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