Operation of tunnel diode

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guru200773

Joined Apr 26, 2010
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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
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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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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