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Title: Tests of alternative quantum theories with neutrons

According to Bell’s theorem, every theory based on local realism is at variance with certain predictions of quantum mechanics. A theory that maintains realism but abandons reliance on locality, which has been proposed by Leggett, is incompatible with experimentally observable quantum correlations. In our experiment correlation measurements of spin-energy entangled single-neutrons violate a Leggett-type inequality by more than 7.6 standard deviations. The experimental data falsify the contextual realistic model and are fully in favor of quantum mechanics.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3]
  1. Atominstitut, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
  2. Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna (Austria)
  3. CERN, Geneve (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390715
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1633; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 11. International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computation, Vienna (Austria), 30 Jul - 3 Aug 2012; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CORRELATIONS; LOCALITY; NEUTRONS; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; QUANTUM MECHANICS; SPIN