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I How do electronics in tranistors tunnel if decohered

  1. Mar 27, 2017 #1
    A BJT requires the electrons to tunnel between collector and base to conduct main channel current. But since these electrons are not coherent, how are they tunneling if their quantum properties are gone?
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2017 #2
    Why do you think they need to be coherent with each other? Tunnelling is not a feature of intererfence.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2017 #3

    PeterDonis

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    Loss of coherence does not mean loss of "quantum properties".
     
  5. Mar 28, 2017 #4
    But if the electron's superposition of possible locations is removed, doesn't that remove the probability of it tunneling to the other side?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2017 #5

    PeterDonis

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    Loss of coherence doesn't do that.
     
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