Collapse models: analysis of the free particle dynamics

@article{Bassi2004CollapseMA,
  title={Collapse models: analysis of the free particle dynamics},
  author={Angelo Bassi},
  journal={Journal of Physics A},
  year={2004},
  volume={38},
  pages={3173-3192}
}
  • A. Bassi
  • Published 27 October 2004
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics A
We study a model of spontaneous wavefunction collapse for a free quantum particle. We analyse in detail the time evolution of the single-Gaussian solution and the double-Gaussian solution, showing how the reduction mechanism induces the localization of the wavefunction in space; we also study the asymptotic behaviour of the general solution. With an appropriate choice for the parameter λ which sets the strength of the collapse mechanism we prove that: (i) the effects of the reducing terms on… 

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