A simple approach to the Landau–Zener formula

  title={A simple approach to the Landau–Zener formula},
  author={Amar C. Vutha},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  pages={389 - 392}
  • A. Vutha
  • Published 19 January 2010
  • Physics, Education
  • European Journal of Physics
The Landau–Zener formula provides the probability of non-adiabatic transitions occurring when two energy levels are swept through an avoided crossing. The formula is derived here in a simple calculation that emphasizes the physics responsible for non-adiabatic population transfer. 

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