Correspondence between quantum and classical motion: Comparing Bohmian mechanics with a smoothed effective potential approach

L. Shifren, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry

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We simulate Bohm and classical trajectories through a constricted quantum wire. Results are obtained with and without self-consistency as well as with an 'effective' potential, calculated by smoothing the self-consistent potential. Including this effective potential generates classical trajectories with behavior remarkably similar to that of the actual quantum system. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-83
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 11 2000


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