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What is a quantum particle?
Author(s): Alexandru Lupascu
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Paper Abstract

We prove that a beam of non-quantum particles going through a double-slit may concentrate in some locations while avoiding others. Their detection shows maxima and minima which do not appear from the interference of some waves, but are a consequence of the interaction between particles and the screen. The model is an application of cellular automata. This behaviour is the result of two assumptions: we allow small diffusions on both sides of the main stream of particles; particles are reflected by the screen as if the obstacle would be a particle supplier. We attempt an explanation of these results.

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Date Published: 1 August 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6785, ROMOPTO 2006: Eighth Conference on Optics, 67850R (1 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.756857
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Alexandru Lupascu, Politehnica Univ. Bucharest (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6785:
ROMOPTO 2006: Eighth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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