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Quantum linking daughter particles from a fission

  1. May 22, 2012 #1
    Is it possible to quantum link daughter particles from a fission event.

    That is to say, at certain atomic transmutations are the daughter particles sufficiently deterministic that they can be quantum entangled from a measurement perspective.

    I am aware that I 1) do not know when the fission will occur, 2) do not know the actual trajectories of the daughter particles at 3d space. yet it occured to me that really simple fissions at cool temps might be quantum linkable as a result of high detrminism as well as high observability
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  3. May 23, 2012 #2


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    As long as you isolate the fission products from the environment, they can be entangled. The simplest entanglement is via the decay time, which you always have. However, I don't know how to do anything useful or interesting with that.
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