Does weak measurement cause mixed state?

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entropy1
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Does a 'weak measurement' on the spin of an electron in a pure state put the electron in a mixed state of the previous state and the state of the measurement axis of the measurement?
 

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DrChinese
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Does a 'weak measurement' on the spin of an electron in a pure state put the electron in a mixed state of the previous state and the state of the measurement axis of the measurement?

I think it is in a superposition of those states, not a mix. After a suitable weak measurement, that is.
 

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