Now you see them, Now you don’t: New research on the quantum tunneling effect

June 14, 2014 3:45 PM

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Now you see them, Now you don’t: New research on the quantum tunneling effect

A team from the Hanns-Christoph Nägerl Institute for Experimental Physics of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, has observed tunneling dynamics in a system of quantum particles transmitted through five potential barriers.

Quantum tunneling refers to the quantum-mechanical effect of transitioning through an energy state that is forbidden in the context of classical mechanics.

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