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Neutron Interferometry 2nd Edn: Lessons in Experimental Quantum Mechanics, Wave-Particle Duality, and Entanglement

Helmut Rauch and Samuel A. Werner

Abstract

Quantum mechanics is a part of physics where experiment and theory are inseparably intertwined. This general theme permeates the 2nd edition of this book. It discusses more than 40 neutron interferometry experiments along with their theoretical motivations and explanations. The basic ideas and results of interference experiments related to coherence and decoherence of matter waves and certain post-selection variations, gravitationally induced quantum phase shifts, Berry’s geometrical phases, spinor symmetry and spin superposition, and Bell’s inequalities are all discussed in this book. Both th ... More

Keywords: interferometry, neutrons, coherence, quantum mechanics, wave packets, spinor symmetry, quantum contextuality, AB effects, COW experiment, wave-particle duality, dynamical diffraction theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712510
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712510.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helmut Rauch, author
Technical University of Vienna

Samuel A. Werner, author
Curators' Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri; Guest Researcher, Neutron Physics Group, NIST