July 13, 2018
Pickle juice is capable of quantum tunneling
You won't find this shattering news in Physical Letters and the usual physics journals.
No, it's an exclusive, brought to you by my Crack Research Team©®, which clearly is capable of far more than not being able to find information I need on the internet.
Here's a summary of their discovery, which I will expand into a formal paper suitable for publication in the not that near future.
• I buy a jar of dill pickles, take a few out, close the top, thoroughly rinse the jar under the kitchen faucet, then place the jar on a shelf in the refrigerator which has previously been wiped down so that it is clean, dry, and free of any previous occupants' residue.
• The next day, I remove the jar from the fridge, and note a ring of moisture under it.
• I place the jar on my kitchen counter for a few seconds, then lift if off the counter.
• There is a ring of moisture on the counter.
• I bend down and smell, then lick the liquid: it's pickle juice.
• Conclusion: the pickle juice has tunneled through the glass bottom of the jar; no other explanation holds brine.
Below, a nice primer on tunneling on the quantum scale; the effect is the functional basis of every solid state electronic device on the planet.
Remember what Richard Feynman said: "No one really understands quantum mechanics."
July 13, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink
I would strongly caution against licking things off the kitchen counter.
Posted by: Flautist | Jul 13, 2018 8:12:51 PM