Infinitely frequent measurements and quantum Zeno effect

Zdenek Hradil, Hiromichi Nakazato, Mikio Namiki, Saverio Pascazio, Helmut Rauch

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    Abstract

    The limit of infinitely many measurements is critically analyzed within the quantum mechanical framework, in connection with the quantum Zeno effect. It is shown that such a limit is unphysical and that quantum losses are unavoidable. A specific example involving neutron spin is considered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-338
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
    Volume239
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar 16

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    Keywords

    • Quantum measurement
    • Zeno effect

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    Infinitely frequent measurements and quantum Zeno effect. / Hradil, Zdenek; Nakazato, Hiromichi; Namiki, Mikio; Pascazio, Saverio; Rauch, Helmut.

    In: Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, Vol. 239, No. 6, 16.03.1998, p. 333-338.

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    Hradil, Zdenek ; Nakazato, Hiromichi ; Namiki, Mikio ; Pascazio, Saverio ; Rauch, Helmut. / Infinitely frequent measurements and quantum Zeno effect. In: Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics. 1998 ; Vol. 239, No. 6. pp. 333-338.
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