Foundations of Physics

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 575–583 | Cite as

On the theory of the Stern-Gerlach apparatus

  • Marlan O. Scully
  • Willis E. LambJr.
  • Asim Barut
Part II. Invited Papers Dedicated To Ilya Prigogine

Abstract

We present, in various limits, analytical expressions for the center-of-mass wave function of a spin-1/2 atom as it is deflected by a Stern-Gerlach apparatus.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marlan O. Scully
    • 1
    • 2
  • Willis E. LambJr.
    • 1
    • 3
  • Asim Barut
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Studies and Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerque
  2. 2.the Max-Planck Institut für QuantenoptikGarching bei MünchenGermany
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucson
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulder

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