The CSL Collapse Model and Spontaneous Radiation: An Update

  title={The CSL Collapse Model and Spontaneous Radiation: An Update},
  author={Philip Mark Pearle and James Ring and J. I. Collar and F. T. Iii Avignone},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
A brief review is given of the continuous spontaneous localization (CSL) model, in which a classical field interacts with quantized particles to cause dynamical wavefunction collapse. One of the model's predictions is that particles “spontaneously” gain energy at a slow rate. When applied to the excitation of a nucleon in a Ge nucleus, it is shown how a limit on the relative collapse rates of neutron and proton can be obtained, and a rough estimate is made from data. When applied to the… Expand
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