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Niels Bohr’s Complementarity and Quantum Tunneling

Perovic, Slobodan (2017) Niels Bohr’s Complementarity and Quantum Tunneling.

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Abstract

Niels Bohr’s complementarity principle is a tenuous synthesis of seemingly discrepant theoretical approaches (the wave mechanical approach, and that of Heisenberg and early Bohr) based on a comprehensive analysis of relevant experimental results. Yet the role of complementarity, and the experimentalist-minded approach behind it, were not confined to a provisional best-available synthesis of well-established experimental results alone. They were also pivotal in discovering and explaining the phenomenon of quantum tunneling in its various forms. The core principles of Bohr’s method and the ensuing complementarity account of quantum phenomena remain highly relevant guidelines in the current controversial debate and in experimental work on quantum tunneling times.


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Perovic, Slobodanperovicslobodan@gmail.com
Additional Information: The ultimate version of the manuscript in "Niels Bohr's Complementarity and Quantum Tunneling" in H. Folse and J. Faye eds., Niels Bohr and the Philosophy of Physics: Twenty-First Century Perspectives, Bloomsbury, 2017.
Keywords: Complementarity; Quantum tunneling; Niels Bohr; Quantum Mechanics
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Slobodan Perovic
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 18:28
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 18:28
Item ID: 14031
Subjects: General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 11 November 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14031

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