X-rays Help to Unfuzzy the Concept of Measurement

Author(s)
Catalina Curceanu, Beatrix Hiesmayr, K. Piscicchia
Abstract

In the last decades huge theoretical effort was devoted to the

development of consistent theoretical models, aiming to solve the

so-called “measurement problem,” to which John Bell dedicated part of

his thoughts. Among these, the Dynamical Reduction Models possess the

unique

characteristic to be experimentally testable, thus enabling to set

experimental upper bounds on the reduction rate parameter λ

characterizing these models. Analysing the X-ray spectrum emitted by an

isolated slab of Germanium, we set the most stringent limit on the

parameter λ

up to date.

 

Organisation(s)
Particle Physics
External organisation(s)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Roma, Museo Storico Fis, Ctr Studi & Ric Enrico Fermi
Journal
Journal of Advanced Physics
Volume
4
Pages
263-266
ISSN
2168-1996
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1166/jap.2015.1193
Publication date
09-2015
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103034 Particle physics
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/xrays-help-to-unfuzzy-the-concept-of-measurement(4706885e-09a8-4f7c-ae60-e86ae2ca2a74).html