Implications of the noncrossing property of Bohm trajectories in one-dimensional tunneling configurations

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    Abstract

    Several practical implications of the noncrossing property of one-dimensional Bohm trajectories are examined. It is shown that the position of a Bohm particle, the average transmission, reflection and dwell times, and the probability distribution of these tunneling times, can all be obtained without actually calculating trajectories. On the other hand, the intuitive interpretation of the scattering of wave packets by potential barriers is discussed within the framework of Bohm’s interpretation of quantum mechanics. In this regard, claims that Bohm’s approach leads to counterintuitive results are shown to be subjective. © 1996 The American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2594-2604
    JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Volume54
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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