On the quantum analogue of Galileo's leaning tower experiment

Md Manirul Ali, A. S. Majumdar, Dipankar Home, Alok Kumar Pan

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The quantum analogue of Galileo's leaning tower experiment is revisited using wave packets evolving under the gravitational potential. We first calculate the position detection probabilities for particles projected upwards against gravity around the classical turning point and also around the point of initial projection, which exhibit mass dependence at both these points. We then compute the mean arrival time of freely falling particles using the quantum probability current, which also turns out to be mass dependent. The mass dependence of both the position detection probabilities and the mean arrival time vanish in the limit of large mass. Thus, compatibility between the weak equivalence principle and quantum mechanics is recovered in the macroscopic limit of the latter.

原文English
文章編號024
期刊Classical and Quantum Gravity
23
發行號22
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2006 11月 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 物理與天文學(雜項)

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