Color transparency in QCD and post-selection in quantum mechanics

Shmuel Nussinov*, Jeff Tollaksen

*Corresponding author for this work

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We discuss color transparency in the nuclear QCD context from the perspective of pre- and post-selected ensembles. We show that the small size of the hadronic states can be explained by the peculiar "force of post-selection," in contrast to the more standard explanation based on external forces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 19 Aug 2008


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