Theoretical Implications of Time-Dependent Double Resonance Neutron Interferometry
The purpose of this communication is to discuss the implications of neutron interferometric experiments on the possible interpretation of the quantum formalism. The most recent one, which is a time-dependent double resonance experiment performed by the Vienna experimentalists1 following a suggestion of our group2, has farreaching implications, which, as we hope to show, establish the validity of the causal Stochastic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (SIQM) as the most adequate theoretical tool in grasping quantum “paradoxes”. This approach which follows the views of Einstein and de Broglie in their controversy with Bohr and Heisenberg, develops the model of de Broglie’s pilot wave theory3 and Bohm’s quantum potential concept4. This explains why, before we discuss neutron interferometry, we find it useful to expose the basic ingredients of this model for an ordinary double slit situation.
KeywordsSpin Flipper Spin Vector Quantum Potential Quantum Formalism Spatial Interference
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