Twin Atoms from Doubly Excited States of the Hydrogen Molecule Induced by Electron Impact
Pp. 200-217 (18)
Ginette Jalbert, J. Robert, F. Zappa, C. R. de Carvalho, Aline Medina, L. O. Santos, F. Impens and N. V. de Castro Faria
Twin photons, pairs of photons with entangled properties, are now easily
produced from nonlinear optical crystals and experiments with these pairs are routinely
done at different laboratories . Is it possible to study the same kind of properties
with twin atoms, i.e., pairs of massive particles also with entangled properties obtained
simply by breaking diatomic homonuclear molecules? In this article we discuss
experiments, calculations and proposal that point to this possibility.
Double excited states, Electron impact, Entanglement, EPR,
Hydrogen molecule, Nonlinear optics, Twin atoms, Twin photon.
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