Particle decay processes, the quantum Zeno effect and the continuity of time [article]

George Jaroszkiewicz, Jon Eakins
2006 arXiv   pre-print
Signal-state quantum mechanics is used to discuss quantum mechanical particle decay probabilities and the quantum Zeno effect. This approach avoids the assumption of continuous time, conserves total probability and requires neither non-Hermitian Hamiltonians nor the ad-hoc introduction of complex energies. The formalism is applied to single channel decays, the ammonium molecule, and neutral Kaon decay processes.
arXiv:quant-ph/0608248v2 fatcat:duqh624hdbghlkm4jcyadoxqeu