Why does relativity allow quantum tunnelling to 'take no time'?

Dmitri Sokolovski

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In quantum tunnelling, what appears to be an infinitely fast barrier traversal can be explained in terms of an Aharonov-like weak measurement of the tunnelling time, in which the role of the pointer is played by the particle's own coordinate. A relativistic wave packet is shown to be reshaped through a series of subluminal shifts which together produce an anomalous 'superluminal' result.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-506
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings Of The Royal Society Of London - Mathematical, Physical And Engineering Sciences
Issue number2042
Publication statusPublished - 08 Feb 2004

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