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Entanglement and identical particles

  1. Sep 11, 2010 #1

    can we say that identical particles in atoms like electrons are entangled since their total wavefunction is antisymmetric when we swap the states?

    is there any condition for this entanglement?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 11, 2010 #2
    Two electrons in an atom are not "identical" in the sense that I think you mean, and no, this doesn't satisfy conditions for entanglement.
  4. Sep 12, 2010 #3
    You can clearly separate the quantum wavefunctions of the two electrons, they are therefor not "entangled".
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