Lettere al Nuovo Cimento (1971-1985)

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Rapisarda’s experiment: on the four-coincidence experiment « FOCA-2 », a test for nonlocality propagation

  • F. Falciglia
  • A. Garuccio
  • L. Pappalardo


On the occasion of the untimely death of V. A. Rapisarda—inventor and project manager of « FOCA-2 »—we report here on the present status of this experiment. Some comments on a recent paper by Aspectet al. are added.


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Falciglia
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Garuccio
    • 3
    • 4
  • L. Pappalardo
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.Istituto di FisicaFacoltà di Ingegneria dell’ UniversitàCataniaItalia
  2. 2.Sezione di CataniaIstituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleateItalia
  3. 3.Istituto di Fisica dell’ UniversitàBariItalia
  4. 4.Sezione di BariIstituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleateItalia
  5. 5.Istituto di FisicaFacoltà di Scienze dell’ UniversitàCataniaItalia

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