publication . Article . 2015

X rays on quantum mechanics: Pauli Exclusion Principle and collapse models at test

A. Pichler; Sandro Donadi; S. Di Matteo; Sergio Bertolucci; A. Scordo; M. Iliescu; Johann Marton; C. Guaraldo; D. Pietreanu; Catalina Curceanu; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Jul 2015
  • Country: Italy
In the last decades huge theoretical effort was devoted to the development of consistent theoretical models, aiming to solve the so-called "measurement problem". Among these, the Dynamical Reduction Models possess the unique characteristic to be experimentally testable, thus enabling to set experimental upper bounds on the reduction rate parameter λ characterizing these models. By analysing the X-ray spectrum emitted by an isolated slab of Germanium, we set the most stringent limit on the λ parameter up to date.
free text keywords: Foundations of quantum mechanics; Dynamical reduction models, Measurement problem, Theoretical models, Slab, Quantum mechanics, Pauli exclusion principle, symbols.namesake, symbols, Theoretical physics, Reduction rate, Physics, Classical mechanics
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Study of Strongly Interacting Matter
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 227431
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
Study of Strongly Interacting Matter
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 283286
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA

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