Decoherence-induced Classical Properties in Infinite Quantum Systems
In recent years decoherence has been widely discussed and accepted as a mechanism responsible for the emergence of classicality in quantum measurements and the absence in the real world of Schrödinger-cat-like states [2,6,7,11,12]. Let me start with recalling the Schrödinger cat paradox. It was a hypothetical experiment proposed by Schrödinger in 1935 which can be briefly described as follows.
KeywordsHydrocyanic Acid Superselection Rule Dead State Geiger Counter Quantum Dynamical Semigroup
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