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I Quantum tunneling

  1. Apr 28, 2017 #1
    I have noticed that quantum tunneling can cause unstable systems to suddenly transit to a stable state without going through its energy barrier. Can quantum tunneling cause stable systems, with as low energy as possible, to transit to other states?
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2017 #2
    Only if these other states also have the smallest energy possible, or if the tunneling was "assisted" in some way (e.g. https://arxiv.org/abs/0807.0754 ).
     
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