Asymmetric wave functions from tiny perturbations

@inproceedings{Dauphinee2015AsymmetricWF,
  title={Asymmetric wave functions from tiny perturbations},
  author={Tyler Lj Dauphinee and Frank Marsiglio},
  year={2015}
}
The quantum mechanical behavior of a particle in a double well defies our intuition based on classical reasoning. Not surprisingly, an asymmetry in the double well will restore results more consistent with the classical picture. What is surprising, however, is how a very small asymmetry can lead to essentially classical behavior. In this paper, we use the simplest version of a double-well potential to demonstrate these statements. We also show how this system accurately maps onto a two-state… CONTINUE READING

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