Quirky Quarks pp 162-165 | Cite as

Quantum Tunneling

  • Benjamin Bahr
  • Boris LemmerEmail author
  • Rina Piccolo


Wave Function Hard Sphere Quantum Particle Quantum Tunneling Small Chance 
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Quantum particles are really rather strange beasts. One of their unnerving features is that, at any single moment, they are not just at one place. Instead, they are spread out – or rather, what is spread out is the possibility of finding them somewhere when one is looking for them. This spread out possibility is called “wave function”, and it’s what makes quantum particles weird.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.II. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.TorontoCanada

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