On the quantum Zeno effect

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

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The limit of infinitely frequent measurements (continuous observation), yielding the quantum Zeno paradox, is critically analyzed and shown to be unphysical. A specific example involving neutron spin is considered and some practical estimates are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Mar 20
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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