Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why Don't Atoms Spontaneously Decay?

Particles can quantum tunnel into classically forbidden regions. Yet, also, it seems that electrons never enter the forbidden region of the nucleus, interact with their proton and annihilate.

So I conclude there are quantum forbidden regions as well, which really are forbidden. First, am I right? Second, what other quantum forbidden regions are there?

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