Detecting the relative localisation of quantum particles

Knott, P A, Sindt, J and Dunningham, J A (2013) Detecting the relative localisation of quantum particles. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 442. 012026. ISSN 1742-6588

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One interpretation of how the classical world emerges from quantum physics involves the build-up of certain robust entangled states between particles due to scattering events. This is intriguing because it links classical behaviour with the uniquely quantum effect of entanglement and differs from other interpretations that say classicality arises when quantum correlations are lost or neglected in measurements. However, the problem with this new interpretation has been finding an experimental way of verifying it. Here we outline a straightforward scheme that enables just that and should, in principle, allow experiments to conform the theory to any desired degree of accuracy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0170 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
Depositing User: Jacob Dunningham
Date Deposited: 18 May 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 18:15

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