Testing the uncertainty principle using (n, γ) photon beams and pulsed neutron beams

R. Moreh, D. Nemirovsky

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Abstract

Nuclear resonance scattering of a photon beam based on the (n, γ) reaction was used for measuring the mean square zero-point linear momenta 〈pa2〉 and 〈pc2〉 of the atoms of a metallic Zn single crystal. A similar measurement was carried out using a pulsed neutron source. These were combined with corresponding values of 〈xa2〉 and 〈xc2〉 obtained using the Mössbauer effect. In both the cases the measured values of 〈pa2〉 and 〈pc2〉 were found to conform to the requirements of the Uncertainty principle for a real solid to within ∼3%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-558
Number of pages2
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume61
Issue number3-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2001

Keywords

  • Neutron Compton scattering
  • Nuclear resonance photon scattering
  • Uncertainty principle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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