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Controlling quantum tunneling with light: Novel particle opens door to taming...

By abe10tiger
Apr 7, 2012
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  1. Full Title:Controlling Quantum Tunneling With Light: Novel Particle Opens Door to Taming Mysteries of Tunneling

    Science News

    Scientists at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge have used light to help push electrons through a classically impenetrable barrier. While quantum tunnelling is at the heart of the peculiar wave nature of particles, this is the first time that it has been controlled by light.

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    Scientists have used light to help push electrons through a classically impenetrable barrier. While quantum tunneling is at the heart of the peculiar wave nature of particles, this is the first time that it has been controlled by light. (Credit: © iscatel / Fotolia)

    Source:Science Daily
     

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