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Title: On the quantum-to-classical transition of a particle in a box
Authors: Paton, Jamie E.
Wootton, Mark J.
Everitt, Mark J.
Keywords: Particle in a box
Nano-mechanics
Quantum to classical transition
Correspondence principle
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Wiley
Citation: PATON, J.E., WOOTTON, M.J. and EVERITT, M.J., 2015. On the quantum-to-classical transition of a particle in a box. Annalen der Physik, 527(1-2), pp. 162-168.
Abstract: The exact formulation of the correspondence principle and in particular understanding the quantum-to-classical transition remains an open problem in quantum mechanics. In this paper we present our investigation into the quantumto-classical transition of the most trivial of quantum systems — a particle in a box. Whilst it is perhaps surprising, even this example can produce new physical insight into these fundamental problems. With modern fabrication techniques of nano-mechanical systems we will be able to experimentally investigate these results and directly observe the quantum-to-classical transition. This will enable us to build technologies that probe the fundamental questions of quantum mechanics, such as the maximum size of a quantum object.
Description: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: PATON, J.E., WOOTTON, M.J. and EVERITT, M.J., 2015. On the quantum-to-classical transition of a particle in a box. Annalen der Physik, 527(1-2), pp. 162-168, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201400119. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/andp.201400119
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/35169
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201400119
ISSN: 0003-3804
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