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eigenstate

[′ī·gən‚stāt]
(quantum mechanics)
A dynamical state whose state vector (or wave function) is an eigenvector (or eigenfunction) of an operator corresponding to a specified physical quantity.
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Saanchez-Dehesa, "Symmetry characterization of eigenstates in opal-based photonic crystals," Phys.
The reason is that the system is in a state of superposition just before the measurement is performed, whereas after the measurement it takes, qua projection, the eigenstate of that operator that has been assigned to the observable to be measured.
The Bell-basis states can be characterized as the simultaneous eigenstates of the commuting observables [[sigma].
And the initial state of S is a superposition of x-spin eigenstates.
by displaying the contribution of the s and p orbitals to the charge distribution of an eigenstate of the triple pyramid quantum dot.
LIGHT, Vibrational eigenstates of four-atom molecules: a parallel strategy employing the implicitly restarted Lanczos method, Comput.
0] resonating to the energy difference between two principal eigenstates for which [member of] = [?
Vrscay, "Spin-dependent Bohm trajectories for hydrogen eigenstates," Phys.
We report the accurate calculation of high-lying rovibrational eigenstates of the ground electronic state of hypochlorous acid, HOCI.
Because these states are generally superpositions of pointer observable eigenstates, D(e, I) will not generally after measurement include measurement outcomes.
As an example of a fundamental model, Walker (1984) proposed a literal interpretation of quantum mechanics and posited that since superposition of eigenstates holds, even for macrosystems, anomalous mental phenomena might be due to macroscopic examples of quantum effects.