Renewable Energy Update: Quantum Mechanical Tunneling

This week Dr. Matt spoke with 2SER’s Jack Gembitsky about the strange concept of Quantum Mechanical Tunneling and the impact it is having on the manufacture of solar panels. Using the analogy of tennis, we explore how microscopic particles can tunnel through a barrier that it would not normally be able to pass, and how this wave-particle duality is being harnessed to improve solar cells efficiency. 

Confusing? You bet. Take a listen to the conversation now to find out more.

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