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Spontaneously Emitted X-rays: An Experimental Signature of the Dynamical Reduction Models

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We present the idea of searching for X-rays as a signature of the mechanism inducing the spontaneous collapse of the wave function. Such a signal is predicted by the continuous spontaneous localization theories, which are solving the “measurement problem” by modifying the Schrödinger equation. We will show some encouraging preliminary results and discuss future plans and strategy.

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We acknowledge the support from the: HadronPhysics FP6(506078), HadronPhysics2 FP7 (227431), HadronPhysics3 (283286) projects, EU COST Action MP1006, Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics, Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) which supports the VIP2 project with the Grant P25529-N20 and Centro Fermi (“Problemi aperti nella meccania quantistica” project).

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Curceanu, C., Bartalucci, S., Bassi, A. et al. Spontaneously Emitted X-rays: An Experimental Signature of the Dynamical Reduction Models. Found Phys 46, 263–268 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-015-9923-4

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Keywords

  • Collapse models
  • Dynamical reduction models
  • X-rays