Preparing a certain superposition of electron states

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Can someone link me some sort of article or journal that lays out the general process of preparing a mixed state of lets say an electron. I was curious as to how exactly you could know it is in one in the first place.
 

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alxm
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Electrons tend to have short decoherence times. It's tricky.
If you want a simple(r) illustration of preparing and manipulating mixed states, I'd suggest a book on NMR techniques, which are very often all about putting a system into a known state, letting it evolve into a mixed state over time, and then measuring it again.
 

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