Tunneling Confronts Special Relativity

  title={Tunneling Confronts Special Relativity},
  author={G{\"u}nter Nimtz},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • G. Nimtz
  • Published 20 March 2010
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
Experiments with evanescent modes and tunneling particles have shown that (i) their signal velocity may be faster than light, (ii) they are described by virtual particles, (iii) they are nonlocal and act at a distance, (iv) experimental tunneling data of phonons, photons, and electrons display a universal scattering time at the tunneling barrier front, and (v) the properties of evanescent, i.e. tunneling modes are not compatible with the special theory of relativity. 

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