JMP  Vol.5 No.1 , January 2014
Macroscopic Quantum Behaviour of Periodic Quantum Systems
ABSTRACT

In this paper we introduce a simple procedure for computing the macroscopic quantum behaviour of periodic quantum systems in the high energy regime. The macroscopic quantum coherence is ascribed to a one-particle state, not to a condensate of a many-particle system; and we are referring to a system of high energy but with few degrees of freedom. We show that, in the first order of approximation, the quantum probability distributions converge to its classical counterparts in a clear fashion, and that the interference effects are strongly suppressed. The harmonic oscillator provides a testing ground for these ideas and yields excellent results.


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A. Martín-Ruiz, J. Bernal and A. Carbajal-Domínguez, "Macroscopic Quantum Behaviour of Periodic Quantum Systems," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 5 No. 1, 2014, pp. 44-50. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.51007.
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