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Title: Gravitationally induced quantum superposition reduction with large extra dimensions

Abstract

A gravity-driven mechanism (''objective reduction'') proposed to explain quantum state reduction is analyzed in light of the possible existence of large extra dimensions in the Arkani-Hamed, Dvali, Dimopoulos scenario. By calculating order-of-magnitude estimates for nucleon superpositions, it is shown that if the mechanism at question is correct, constraints may be placed on the number and size of extra dimensions. Hence, measurement of superposition collapse times (e.g. through diffraction or reflection experiments) could represent a new probe of extra dimensions. The influence of a time-dependent gravitational constant on the gravity-driven collapse scheme with and without the presence of extra dimensions also is discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California 90045-8227 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782646
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.064012; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COSMOLOGY; DIFFRACTION; DIMENSIONS; ENERGY LEVELS; GRAVITATION; NUCLEONS; REFLECTION; TIME DEPENDENCE

Citation Formats

Mureika, J.R. Gravitationally induced quantum superposition reduction with large extra dimensions. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.064012.
Mureika, J.R. Gravitationally induced quantum superposition reduction with large extra dimensions. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.064012.
Mureika, J.R. Wed . "Gravitationally induced quantum superposition reduction with large extra dimensions". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.064012.
@article{osti_20782646,
title = {Gravitationally induced quantum superposition reduction with large extra dimensions},
author = {Mureika, J.R.},
abstractNote = {A gravity-driven mechanism (''objective reduction'') proposed to explain quantum state reduction is analyzed in light of the possible existence of large extra dimensions in the Arkani-Hamed, Dvali, Dimopoulos scenario. By calculating order-of-magnitude estimates for nucleon superpositions, it is shown that if the mechanism at question is correct, constraints may be placed on the number and size of extra dimensions. Hence, measurement of superposition collapse times (e.g. through diffraction or reflection experiments) could represent a new probe of extra dimensions. The influence of a time-dependent gravitational constant on the gravity-driven collapse scheme with and without the presence of extra dimensions also is discussed.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.064012},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 6,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}