Decoherence and Wave Function Collapse

Foundations of Physics 41 (12):1857-1880 (2011)

The possibility of consistency between the basic quantum principles of quantum mechanics and wave function collapse is reexamined. A specific interpretation of environment is proposed for this aim and is applied to decoherence. When the organization of a measuring apparatus is taken into account, this approach leads also to an interpretation of wave function collapse, which would result in principle from the same interactions with environment as decoherence. This proposal is shown consistent with the non-separable character of quantum mechanics
Keywords Decoherence  Wave function collapse  Interpretation of quantum mechanics
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DOI 10.1007/s10701-011-9588-6
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