Thursday, December 27, 2012

Quantum Tunneling

Today will be a quick one, I was recently listening to the titanium physicist podcast on Quantum tunneling, which is the idea that through quantum processes, particles can make it to places where they shouldn't be based on classical mechanics. One thing about the idea that really caught my attention is that because of quantum tunneling, the sun is able to burn at a much lower temperature than it should be able to based on classical mechanics. Pretty neat stuff. I'm no physicist, so I'm not going to try to explain how it works, but if that little taste caught your interest I would definitely recommend listening to that episode.

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