tunnel effect


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tunnel effect

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(General Physics) physics the phenomenon in which an object, usually an elementary particle, tunnels through a potential barrier even though it does not have sufficient energy to surmount the barrier. It is explained by wave mechanics and is the cause of alpha decay, field emission, and certain conduction processes in semiconductors
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Santoni call this "the tunnel effect," arguing that 'streets kill.
What other people notice, he said, is bad surgery or the so-called wind tunnel effect.
Only such a combined effort may allow us to understand the principles of tunneling in chemistry and to develop concepts to exploit the tunnel effect for optimizing reactivity and selectivity of chemical reactions in biochemistry and catalysis.
In addition, using it on the wall at the end of a hallway can create interest, reduce the tunnel effect, and ultimately brighten up a room.
Councillors were also pleased that the blocks would deal with a ground level wind tunnel effect which has been a nuisance to users of Alpha Tower for years.
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Most of the refrigerant in the circuit will be in one or the other of these places, and its other properties are hidden from view by the tunnel effect.
The approach to the country club was flanked with large white banners illuminated by light, creating a tunnel effect into the entrance.
Side wall mounted with a monopitch roof, the canopy is open at both ends to provide a tunnel effect building.
The odds of success in these more serious cases are much better with open surgery, in which ureters are reimplanted into the bladder to create a longer tunnel effect that lessens the possibility of retrograde urine flow, he explained.