Nuclear resonance photon scattering and the uncertainty principle

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Abstract

Published data on nuclear resonance photon scattering (NRPS), in the MeV range, from metallic targets were analysed to get the mean-square zero-point linear momenta 〈p2x〉 of the scattering atoms. It is shown that when these are combined with known experimental values of 〈x2〉 at 0 K, the theoretical lower limit of the Uncertainty Principle may be approached to within a few percent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume331
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Jun 1994

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