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Quantum mechanical localization effects for Bose-Einstein correlations

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Slotta, C.
Zhang, Q.H.
Published in Physical Review. C. 1997, vol. 56, no. 2, p. R614-R618
Abstract For a set of N identical massive boson wave packets with optimal initial quantum mechanical localization, we calculate the Hanbury-Brown–Twiss (HBT) two-particle correlation function. Our result provides an algorithm for calculating one-particle spectra and two-particle correlations from an arbitrary phase space occupation (qi,pi,ti)i=1,N as, e.g., returned by event generators. It is a microscopic derivation of the result of the coherent state formalism, providing explicit finite multiplicity corrections. Both the one- and two-particle spectra depend explicitly on the initial wave packet width σ which parametrizes the quantum mechanical wave packet localization. They provide upper and lower bounds which suggest that a realistic value for σ has the order of the Compton wavelength.
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WIEDEMANN, Urs Achim et al. Quantum mechanical localization effects for Bose-Einstein correlations. In: Physical Review. C, 1997, vol. 56, n° 2, p. R614-R618. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:112301

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