Saturday, October 1, 2022
Home SCIENCE Physicists found the shortest measure to collapse a quantum state

Physicists found the shortest measure to collapse a quantum state

Measuring a quantum object causes it to lose its strange quantum properties, and it only takes between 0.1 billionths of a second and 0.1 sextillionths of a second.

physical


September 22, 2022

The collapse of the quantum wave function is not instantaneous

Shutterstock / peterschreiber.media

Quantum wave function collapse, in which quantum objects go from existing in many possible states at once to settling into a particular one understood by classical physics, does not occur instantaneously, directly challenging a textbook understanding. long standing text of quantum physics.

The most notorious example of this phenomenon is Erwin Schrödinger’s thought experiment in which a cat in a box is in a quantum state of “dead” and “alive” at the same time. Opening the box and looking…

RELATED ARTICLES

Hundreds of hospitals are at risk of hurricane flooding

Hundreds of hospitals along US coasts are in danger of flooding when hurricanes hit, new research warn. And as sea levels continue to...

Video appears to show shark in Florida backyard during Hurricane Ian

For years, there has been a flood of fake videos and memes online after major storms claiming to show sharks swimming in flooded streets....

Spatial thinkers get their due | Sciences

An Insider's Guide to Visual Reasoning celebrates those who think in images and patterns.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Top 35 Gifts For New Moms In 2022 – Gift Ideas From Real Women

Finding the best gifts for new moms can seem like a choice between getting something for her or buying something for the baby. ...

Liz Truss is a human sacrifice to the fires of inflation

Trace it to the silence of economists on the inflationary effects of Covid lockdowns.

Nutrition for children: Guidelines for a healthy diet

Nutrition for children: Guidelines for a healthy dietYou want your child to eat healthy foods, but do you know...