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Nam Jeong Woo

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- Quantum tunneling with time-energy uncertainty principle

I'm a student in South Korea(It is my first English question ever). I found descriptions of quantum tunneling explained by the uncertainty principle in Korea. There are two kinds of descriptions to explain quantum tunneling; position-momentum and time-energy uncertainty principle.

First, position-momentum uncertainty principle. When two protons collide, the uncertainty of momentum is decreasing, so the uncertainty of position is increasing. Therefore, it is possible to exist the probability of discovery in potential barrier <- is it the right description?

Second, time-energy uncertainty principle. Classically hydrogen needs more than 100 million degrees of temperature for nuclear fusion, but it isn't really the temperature inside the sun, is it? So, we can't go beyond the potential energy, but the time uncertainty is reduced when we look at that time of nuclear fusion, so energy uncertainty is increased and nuclear fusion is possible.

I want to know above all about the second description. These explanations are often found in Korea. But I couldn't find it when I looked it up in English. I wonder whether the explanation is correct.

Is it possible to explain quantum tunneling with the uncertainty principle?

First, position-momentum uncertainty principle. When two protons collide, the uncertainty of momentum is decreasing, so the uncertainty of position is increasing. Therefore, it is possible to exist the probability of discovery in potential barrier <- is it the right description?

Second, time-energy uncertainty principle. Classically hydrogen needs more than 100 million degrees of temperature for nuclear fusion, but it isn't really the temperature inside the sun, is it? So, we can't go beyond the potential energy, but the time uncertainty is reduced when we look at that time of nuclear fusion, so energy uncertainty is increased and nuclear fusion is possible.

I want to know above all about the second description. These explanations are often found in Korea. But I couldn't find it when I looked it up in English. I wonder whether the explanation is correct.

Is it possible to explain quantum tunneling with the uncertainty principle?