Researchers from Imperial College London and Lancaster University have suggested a new approach to test the limits of applicability of quantum mechanics.
Quantum physics has long provided humanity with an elegant framework for understanding the microscopic world. However, quantum phenomena do not exist in our everyday lives.
Many factors contribute to the transition between the quantum and classical regimes, but is there a fundamental mechanism that results in this transition? And how exactly does a wavefunction consisting of multiple possibilities collapse into one definite outcome?
Numerous models, collectively referred to as objective-collapse theories, have been suggested in the hope of addressing these outstanding fundamental questions. But testing these theories remains experimentally challenging.
Now a group of researchers have published a paper about a new way to investigate these objective-collapse theories in the lab.
The proposal is published in AVS Quantum Science.
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