We’re back after the weekly Sunday break of the A2Z challenge. Today is April 20th which is the “Q” day. And I’m writing about
Quantum Physics (Mechanics)
Quantum Mechanics is a fundamental branch of physics which deals with physical phenomena at nanoscopic scales, where the action is on the order of the Planck constant.
Actually QM is used widely in our age and has already many applications like solar cells which depend on the dual nature of light. It acts like a wave and a particle at the same time. Other applications include: Lasers, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Electron Telescopes and Quantum Cryptography.
This dual nature is utilized in solar power technology. Incoming sunlight is concentrated by mirrors and lenses that rely on the wave-like properties of light. Once inside a solar cell, however, this focused light collides with electrons in a particle-like way, thus freeing the electrons to create an electric current. QM can be used to produce new technologies to help improve things like solar power.
- Quantum Dots
- Quantum Wires
- Light-Emitting Diodes
Actually, scientists are that close to revealing the road to Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak using QM. The future Quantum Computer would be way faster and more efficient than today’s traditional computers. We can use it to create ultraprecise clocks.
The most promising among all the features of QM is the Quantum Entanglement or what many call “Spooky Action At A Distance”. It is a very strange phenomenon of QM in that when we change the state of a particle, its anti-particle’s state is affected instantaneously even if the particle at the edge of the universe and the anti-particle is on the other edge. That means if we unlocked the secret of this phenomenon, we can figure out how to transfer information faster than light. Moreover, we can discover TELEPORTATION.
Our future would be amazing with Quantum Mechanics in it.