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A Can the quantum Zeno effect be applied to the Higgs field

  1. Mar 24, 2017 #1
    This sounds weird and i suppose that i got some concepts wrong. For all i know, the higgs field may be metastable and the zeno effect states that the rate of decay for an unstable system can be changed by interaction. Can the zeno effect be applied to the higgs field if it is indeed metastable?
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  3. Mar 24, 2017 #2


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    In principle, it can.
  4. Mar 24, 2017 #3
    Even so i think that the higgs field can still remain for trillions of years
  5. Mar 24, 2017 #4


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    The quantum zeno effect only applies for things where the probability of a decay (or a general state change) is nonlinear with time after the last interaction. I don't see how you could create such an effect with the Higgs field.
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