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Quantum particles
2014-06-14 03:00:41

University of Innsbruck One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding classical trajectory. This is known as the quantum tunnel effect and manifests itself in a multitude of well-known phenomena. For example, it explains nuclear radioactive decay, fusion reactions in the interior of stars, and electron transport through...

2013-01-31 09:57:03

Early results using novel materials and processes achieves milestone toward low-power tunnel transistor electronics Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology, international semiconductor consortium SEMATECH and Texas State University have demonstrated that use of new methods and materials for building integrated circuits can reduce power–extending battery life to 10 times longer for mobile applications compared to conventional transistors. The key to the breakthrough is a...


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