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ERIC Number: EJ873695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Simple Approach to the Landau-Zener Formula
Vutha, Amar C.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n2 p389-392 Mar 2010
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. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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