Tunneling time from spin fluctuations in Larmor clock

Demir, Durmuş Ali (2022) Tunneling time from spin fluctuations in Larmor clock. Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 448 . ISSN 0375-9601 (Print) 1873-2429 (Online)

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Tunneling time, time needed for a quantum particle to tunnel through a potential energy barrier, can be measured by a duration marker. One such marker is spin reorientation due to Larmor precession. With a weak magnetic field in z direction, the Larmor clock reads two times, τy and τz, for a potential energy barrier along the y axis. The problem is to determine the actual tunneling time (ATT). Büttiker defines τy2+τz2 to be the ATT. Steinberg and others, on the other hand, identify τy with the ATT. The Büttiker and Steinberg times are based on average spin components but in non-commuting spin system average of one component requires the other two to fluctuate. In the present work, we study the effects of spin fluctuations and show that the ATT can well be [Formula presented]. We analyze the ATT candidates and reveal that the fluctuation-based ATT acts as a transmission time in all of the low-barrier, high-barrier, thick-barrier and classical dynamics limits. We extract this new ATT using the most recent experimental data by the Steinberg group. The new ATT qualifies as a viable tunneling time formula.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Larmor time; Spin uncertainty; Tunneling time
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Durmuş Ali Demir
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2022 12:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2022 12:48
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/44283

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