Quantum tunneling in a blackbody radiation field
It is generally considered that for a so-called normal system dissipation decreases tunneling rates. Here we show that at least one example of a normal heat bath, the blackbody radiation field, leads to an increase in tunneling. The reason for this exception to the general rule is the presence of mass renormalization. © 1991.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Physics Letters A
Ford, G., Lewis, J., & O'Connell, R. (1991). Quantum tunneling in a blackbody radiation field. Physics Letters A, 158 (8), 367-369. https://doi.org/10.1016/0375-9601(91)90675-X