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Any difference between BEC correlations and entangled states

  1. Feb 1, 2016 #1
    On Wikipedia, an article appear from which I quoted below. Here is something called Bose-Einstein correlation due to interference of wave character that I confuse with quantum entanglement.

    I want to know if these BEC correlations are entangled or separable states.

    "The interference between two (or more) waves establishes a correlation between these waves. In particle physics, in particular, where to each particle there is associated a wave, we encounter thus interference and correlations between two (or more) particles, described mathematically by second or higher order correlation functions.[3] These correlations have quite specific properties for identical particles. We then distinguish Bose–Einstein correlations for bosons and Fermi–Dirac correlations for fermions. While in Fermi–Dirac second order correlations the particles are antibunched, in Bose–Einstein correlations (BEC)[4] they are bunched. Another distinction between Bose–Einstein and Fermi–Dirac correlation is that only BEC can present quantum coherence (cf. below)."
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  3. Feb 6, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Feb 7, 2016 #3
    Are BEC correlations considered to be entangled states?
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