|Quantum tunneling is a phenomenon at the microscopic scale in which an object may have a chance to penetrate a potential barrier that has energy higher than its kinetic energy. Such an event is considered impossible in classical mechanics. This interactive simulation allows you to observe the tunneling effect of a quantum object that moves at variable velocities.|
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|System requirements: You must have Java Version 5 or higher in order to run this program. Please go to java.com to get the latest Java software, if you are not sure.|
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