2004 Student Research Conference:
17th Annual Student Research Conference

Science

Modeling Potential Barrier Tunneling on a Randomly Discretized Space
Jarrett L. Johnson*, Adam H. Bezinovich, and Ikechukwu P. Okonkwo
Prof. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor

We develop a computer program which allows for the simulation of tunneling through a potential barrier on a space composed of randomly distributed points. A scheme is proposed for dealing with particle motion on such a discretized space, with emphasis on the probabilistic nature of that motion as we've modeled it. The results of our first round of full-scale simulations are presented and the trends these data exhibit are discussed. In particular, the similarities and differences between our statistical results and the formal results derived from quantum mechanics are analyzed.

Keywords: Tunneling Simulation, Randomly Discretized, Statistical Results

Topic(s):Physics

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 48-3
Location: VH 1432
Time: 4:15

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