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University of Chicago

Visualizing Quantum Tunneling

Caption: The spheres in this image represent the atoms of a quantum magnetic material, while the arrows denote their spin (magnetic orientation). The green bars indicate coupling between atoms, and the adjacent ghosted images illustrate quantum tunneling between different spin directions, a prominent characteristic of quantum mechanical systems. This particular spin configuration displays a quantum solution to a challenging computational problem.

Credit: Daniel Silevitch

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