publication . Article . 2015

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

Zmeskal Johann; Angelo Bassi; Sergio Bertolucci; O. Vazquez Doce; Alessandro Scordo; Matthias Laubenstein; catalina curceanu; Andreas Pichler;
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  • Published: 30 Jul 2015 Journal: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, volume 631, page 12,068 (eissn: 1742-6596, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
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.
Subjects
free text keywords: Foundations of quantum mechanics; Dynamical reduction models
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HADRONPHYSICS2
Study of Strongly Interacting Matter
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 227431
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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EC| HADRONPHYSICS3
Project
HADRONPHYSICS3
Study of Strongly Interacting Matter
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 283286
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA

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