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Long distance quantum tunneling

  1. Nov 18, 2014 #1
    Is it possible to achieve teleportation of data or energy on long distances with help of quantum tunneling some day? Possibly it will require de Broglie wavelength manipulation? How de Broglie wavelength of an electron, for example, could be increased without cooling it to the one trillion's of a Kelvin or attaining an enormous energies?
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  3. Nov 18, 2014 #2


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    That question is fairly meaningless if you aren't going to define "teleportation" first. For some definitions, teleporting information isn't hard at all, in fact it'll happen as soon as I click the "post reply" button. And of course there's the so-called "quantum teleportation" that reproduces the state of a system somewhere else.

    If you mean something more interesting than that... there is nothing in science, as opposed to science fiction, that even hints that it might be possible.

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