Operation of tunnel diode

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by guru200773, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. guru200773

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    Can any one explain the operation of tunnel diode and quantum-mechanical tunneling pls? I cannot understand it.. pls help me
     
  2. bertus

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  3. guru200773

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    pls any one explain the quantum tunelling...
     
  4. eng1ne

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    Second time I've use the website quoted below today.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=quantum+tunnelling

    Whilst I don't want to demean other members of the forum, I think a topic such as quantum tunnelling is beyond most members ability to explain (understand even) - it's best left to the technical articles linked above!
     
  5. Papabravo

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    In really simple terms quantum tunneling can be described as an unlikely event with a small positive probability. If you provide enough trials (particles) some of them will make it through an otherwise impassable potential barrier.

    It's sorta like prisoners escaping from a supermax like Pelican Bay.
     
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