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Title: Self-Entanglement and the Dissociation of Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules

The concept of self-entanglement is introduced to describe a mixed state or ensemble density as a pure state in an augmented Hilbert space formed by the products of the individual states forming a mixed state (or ensemble). We use this representation of mixed states to show that upon dissociation a neutral homonuclear diatomic molecule will separate into two neutral atoms.
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Conference: Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons Island, FL, USA, 20130217, 20130222
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States