Could quantum decoherence and measurement be deterministic phenomena?
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), École polytechnique de Bruxelles, Nuclear Physics and Quantum Physics, CP 229, B 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Published online: 5 September 2013
The apparent random outcome of a quantum measurement is conjectured to be fundamentally determined by the microscopic state of the macroscopic measurement apparatus. The apparatus state thus plays the role of a hidden variable which, in contrast with variables characterizing the measured microscopic system, is shown to lead to a violation of Bell’s inequalities and to agree with standard quantum mechanics. An explicit realization of this interpretation is explored (for details, see ) for a primitive model of cloud chamber inspired by Mott . Being highly non local, this interpretation of quantum mechanics is argued to open the way to faster-than-light information transfer.
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