Journal Title

Reviews of Modern Physics

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

Environment-induced decoherence and superselection have been a subject of intensive research over the past two decades, yet their implications for the foundational problems of quantum mechanics, most notably the quantum measurement problem, have remained a matter of great controversy. This paper is intended to clarify key features of the decoherence program, including its more recent results, and to investigate their application and consequences in the context of the main interpretive approaches of quantum mechanics.

Subjects

Energy levels (Quantum mechanics); Quantum theory

Publication Information

Copyright 2004 American Physical Society

DOI

10.1103/RevModPhys.76.1267

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Document Type

Journal Article

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Physics Commons

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