Electromagnetic analogs of quantum mechanical tunneling

Jeanne Riga, Rebecca Seviour

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In this paper, we introduce the theoretical framework underlying our proposed methodology of verification and validation (V&V) for quantum mechanical emission models using analogous macroscopic electromagnetic systems. We derive the correspondence between quantum mechanics and electromagnetism using the transfer matrix approach and describe the electromagnetic analog that will be used to anchor the atomistic quantum tunneling simulations. Finally, we illustrate this correspondence by comparing the quantum mechanical and electromagnetic systems for some simple, analytically soluble examples and outline future V&V work based on the framework presented here.
Original languageEnglish
Article number200901
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number20
Early online date23 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2022


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