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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 309–321 | Cite as

Are quantum processes cosmologically induced?

  • Reuven Opher
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Abstract

Why, among ∼10 16 possibilities, does a wave function of a fast ion, spread over several centimeters, collapse in a crystal within a region measuring a few angstroms across? The most direct answer to this question would be the existence in this region of a cosmic particle, called a dybbuk, which induces the collapse. If dybbuks exist, deviations from conventional theory might be expected to occur for experiments involving ultrasmall space-time intervals less than the characteristic space-time interval of a dybbuk. It is shown that a dybbuk theory having the above characteristics can be constructed and can be tested experimentally by the decay of a0 (JP) meson into two vector mesons.

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Wave Function Vector Meson Quantum Process Conventional Theory Direct Answer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reuven Opher
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Space Science DivisionAmes Research Center NASAMoffett Fields

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