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Volume 12: Pages 420-426, 1999
Direct Manifestation of the Incompleteness of the Quantum‐Mechanical Description and the Reduction of the Wave‐Function
Faculty of Environmental and Information Sciences, Yokkaichi University, Yokkaichi Mie, 512‐8512 Japan
We show a direct manifestation of the incompleteness of the quantum‐mechanical description in interference experiments using fast beam choppers and macroscopic grids. We also discuss the origin of this incompleteness and suggest that for further investigation, we need to experimentally analyze the reduction of the wave‐function in detail, as well as theoretically.
Keywords: quantum mechanics, measurement problem, theory of measurement, reduction of the wave‐function, neutron interferometer, fast beam chopper
Received: March 18, 1998; Published online: December 15, 2008