Feb9-12, 06:33 PM
I'm probably going to get railed for not searching hard enough for an answer to my idiotic question, but here goes anyways...
The double slit experiment results go like this [correct me if I'm wrong here]
1/ One slit open --> One band\probability dist.
2/ Two slits open --> Interference Pattern
3/ Two slits open with detector at slit --> 2 individual non-interfering bands\probability dist., essentially we've collapsed the wave function and forced the particle properties by "looking".
I hope I've understood that at least - yes?
So my question is - has anyone set up an experiment in a cold box with a thermally sensitive material for the slits and then shot hot particles one-by-one, then measured any temperature gradients across the slits after registering on the other side of the wall?
Would this be considered post-entrance detection? Will the heat signature will still be there? Is this even possible?
I'm guessing - there won't be any and we'll just get result #2? Just checking to see if this has been done or is not even required...
Thanks in advance!
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