Measurement of the Schrödinger wave of a single particle

Yakir Aharonov*, Lev Vaidman

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We show that it is possible to measure the Schrödinger wave of a single quantum system. This provides a strong argument for associating physical reality with the quantum state of a single system, and challenges the usual assumption that the quantum state has physical meaning only for an ensemble of identical systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 5 Jul 1993


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Basic Research Foundation
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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