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Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 525–541 | Cite as

On some neglected thermodynamic peculiarities of quantum non-locality

  • Avshalom C. Elitzur
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Abstract

The existence of non-local correlations has been discussed so far almost exclusively in the context of its apparent incompatibility with relativity theory. However, it also involves some intriguing thermodynamic problems. These problems are demonstrated by analyzing the EPR experiment. It is then shown that the “transactional” interpretation of quantum mechanics, originally devised to meet the relativistic problem associated with the EPR, provides an elegant solution for the thermodynamic problems as well.

Key words

non-locality thermodynamics the transactional interpretation 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Avshalom C. Elitzur
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical PhysicsThe Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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