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Mar 27, 2019

Physicists measure quantum tunneling time to be near-instantaneous

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If you throw a ball at a wall, it’s going to bounce back at you – that’s classical physics at work. But of course, the world of quantum physics is much spookier, so if you did the same with a particle, there’s a chance that it will suddenly appear on the other side. This is thanks to a phenomenon known as quantum tunneling, and now a team of physicists has measured just how long that process takes.

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  • Lacy Daniels on March 28, 2019 6:30 pm

    This is a spooky thought that one could travel through walls. Or particles through paint in even spookier. This is a great article. Thanks so much!

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