11. Pedro Sancho, Decoherence and the Measurement Problem in Time‐Dependent Detections

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Volume 15: Pages 453-456, 2002

Decoherence and the Measurement Problem in TimeDependent Detections

Pedro Sancho

GPV de Valladolid, Centro Zonal en Castilla y León, Orión 1, 47014 Valladolid, Spain

Several works remarking on the limitations of the decoherence mechanism for solving the measurement problem have been presented in the literature. In this paper we present a novel argument that shows that decoherence theory in its present form cannot describe the time dependence of detections in some problems without invoking some physics beyond the framework of Schrödinger's equation.

Keywords: decoherence theory, measurement problem, timedependent detections

Received: October 8, 2002; Published online: December 15, 2008