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approxim

wavefunc

using th

wavefunc

2. Show tha

requirem

(b) Show

DeBrogli

mechani

3. Use the

well give

4. Given a

incident

calculate

WKB app

5. If we app

very low

may be a

where

the elect

coefficien

nday, Dec. 10

particle in

mation gives

ction, as pre

he compute

ction.

at (a) the req

ment) implies

w that this

e condition

cs. In a per

WKB approx

n by V(x) = -

square pote

wave with

ed by (a) exa

proximation

ply a strong

temperature

approximated

is the work

tron charge,

nt for cold em

0

th

a SHO p

the exact re

edicted by th

r, if you w

quirement th

that the inte

implies that

for a hydro

riodic system

ximation to f

-exp(-x

2

).

ential barrier

energy l

2

k

2

act solution

E-field to a m

es (a process

d as follows:

function of t

, and E is t

mission is giv

otential of

esults for the

he WKB ap

wish). Com

at

<

(x) and

gral pJx b

t

dx

x

= [n +

ogen orbit?

m, the action

find the bou

r of the form

2

/2m < a

0

,

using bound

metal, we ca

s called cold

the metal, an

the applied

ven by

V(x)=m

o

2

x

2

e eigenenerg

proximation

mpare this

>

(x) be con

be quantized

+

1

2

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(This is a

integral pJ

nd state ene

m V=a

0

betwe

compare the

dary conditio

an have elec

d emission).

nd E

f

is the F

E-field. (a)

2

/2, show t

gies. b) Plot

(you can do

with the tr

ntinuous (the

such that

ow does th

general fea

Jx is quantiz

ergies of a G

een a

0

/2 <

e transmissi

ons; b) Born

ctrons out of

In such a c

Fermi energy

) Show that

that a) the

t the ground

o this nume

rue ground

e quantizatio

pJx = [n +

is differ from

ature of qua

zed).

Gaussian po

x < a

0

/2, a

ion probabil

approximati

the metal ev

case, the po

y of the meta

t the transm

WKB

d state

erically

state

on of

+

1

2

b.

m the

antum

tential

nd an

ity as

on; c)

ven at

tential

al, q is

mission

T = exp _-

4

S

2m

l

3

2

qE

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(b) How much of an E-field do we need to draw a current of 1 A/cm

2

from sodium;

potassium; Cesium?