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Title: Some results on the dynamics and transition probabilities for non self-adjoint hamiltonians

We discuss systematically several possible inequivalent ways to describe the dynamics and the transition probabilities of a quantum system when its hamiltonian is not self-adjoint. In order to simplify the treatment, we mainly restrict our analysis to finite dimensional Hilbert spaces. In particular, we propose some experiments which could discriminate between the various possibilities considered in the paper. An example taken from the literature is discussed in detail.
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OSTI Identifier:
22451166
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics; Journal Volume: 356; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; HAMILTONIANS; HILBERT SPACE; PROBABILITY; QUANTUM SYSTEMS