Chapter 10. Metal–Insulator–Metal Tunneling

  1. Prof. Dror Sarid

Published Online: 16 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610068.ch10

Exploring Scanning Probe Microscopy with MATHEMATICA, Second Edition

Exploring Scanning Probe Microscopy with MATHEMATICA, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sarid, D. (2006) Metal–Insulator–Metal Tunneling, in Exploring Scanning Probe Microscopy with MATHEMATICA, Second Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610068.ch10

Author Information

  1. College of Optical Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406173

Online ISBN: 9783527610068

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Keywords:

  • scanning probe microscopy;
  • MATHEMATICA;
  • metal–insulator–metal tunneling;
  • tunneling current density;
  • image potential;
  • barrier;
  • general solution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Tunneling Current Density

    • General Solution

    • Small Voltage Approximation

    • Large Voltage Approximation

  • The Image Potential

  • Barrier with an Image Potential

    • The Barrier

    • The Barrier Width

    • Average Barrier Height

  • Comparison of the Barriers

  • The General Solution with an Image Potential

  • Apparent Barrier Height

  • Exercises for Chapter 10

  • References