Explain the compton effect and its physical significance, Physics

Consider a particle of energy E is incident from the left on a rectangular potential barrier of height and width and on both sides of this barrier at which means that no force act upon the particle in this regions. Thus, the potential function is defined as if a particle having energy E less than then classically the particle will always be reflected completely and hence will not penetrate the barrier. But according to wave mechanics the particles has some probability of penetrating this barrier and appear in region III.

This is called quantum mechanical tunneling or tunnel effect. According to this, if a particle is moving towards the barrier with energy less than the height of potential barrier, then it is not necessary to reflect completely by the barrier but there is always a probability of particle to cross the barrier and continue its forward motion.

Posted Date: 8/1/2012 8:00:44 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Explain the compton effect and its physical significance, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Explain the compton effect and its physical significance, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Explain the compton effect and its physical significance Discussions

Write discussion on Explain the compton effect and its physical significance
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Kinds of graphs in physics

How can we calculate the rate of effusion of nitrogen gas from a cylinder. and how much time it will take??


A hiker tosses a rock into a canyon. He hears it strike water 4.78 s later. How far down is the surface of the water?

Steel: Steel contains iron with a small percentage of carbon added it. Iron itself is not very strong but the additions of small percentage of carbon in it decrease the ductility

what is energy distribution function

for small values of theta sine theta is equal to tan theta . how?

We here at Brilliant assume that you work through these problems using some sort of writing utensil. Take your pen or pencil, balance it on its tip, and let go. It falls over. How

What is a monochromatic light? Ans: Breaking the word down mono denotes one and chromatic means of colour so a fairly literal translation for the adjective monochromatic w

#questidfasdfasdfasdfasdfon..