Infinitely frequent measurements and quantum Zeno effect

Zdenek Hradil*, Hiromichi Nakazato, Mikio Namiki, Saverio Pascazio, Helmut Rauch

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The limit of infinitely many measurements is critically analyzed within the quantum mechanical framework, in connection with the quantum Zeno effect. It is shown that such a limit is unphysical and that quantum losses are unavoidable. A specific example involving neutron spin is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar 16


  • Quantum measurement
  • Zeno effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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