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Measurable signatures of quantum mechanics in a classical spacetime

Helou, Bassam; Luo, Jun; Yeh, Hsien-Chi; Shao, Cheng-gang; Slagmolen, Bram; McClelland, David; Chen, Yanbei


We propose an optomechanics experiment that can search for signatures of a fundamentally classical theory of gravity and in particular of the many-body Schrödinger-Newton (SN) equation, which governs the evolution of a crystal under a self-gravitational field. The SN equation predicts that the dynamics of a macroscopic mechanical oscillator’s center-of-mass wave function differ from the predictions of standard quantum mechanics [H. Yang, H. Miao, D.-S. Lee, B. Helou, and Y. Chen, Phys. Rev....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.044008


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