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On the Natural State of Subatomic Particles: Implications for Superposition & Quantum Entanglement

Jack H. Hiller


Five recent experiments employed “weak” measurement of subatomic particles by “low energy” techniques. The techniques for inferring particle status by observation were so delicate that the particles were not affected by the energy of observation, and the particles were found to have a definite and real existence, instead of hazy probability distributions. Such observations by weak measurement seem to invalidate the premise of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle (HUP). While the HUP and the Schrodinger wave equation serve to accurately model particle behavior when energetically measured, the particles before their energetic observations had been philosophically speculated to be in a probability distribution which is now contradicted by the five experiments. So, it seems that the superposition principle could be in error. Further, quantum entanglement may not require instantaneous “spooky” signaling, because paired particles acquire complementary features required by conservation of energy.

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ISSN: 2153-8212