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Distribution of time constants for tunneling through a one-dimensional disordered chain

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Journal publication date15/10/1999
JournalPhysical Review B
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish


The dynamics of electronic tunneling through a disordered one-dimensional chain of finite length is considered. We calculate distributions of the transmission coefficient T, Wigner delay time tau(W), and the transport time tau(1) = T tau(W) The central bodies of these distributions have a power-law form, which can be understood in terms of the resonant tunneling through localized states. [S0163-1829(99)07935-7].