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Foundation of Statistical Mechanics under experimentally realistic conditions

Authors
  • Reimann, Peter
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Oct 17, 2008
Submission Date
Oct 17, 2008
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.190403
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We demonstrate the equilibration of isolated macroscopic quantum systems, prepared in non-equilibrium mixed states with significant population of many energy levels, and observed by instruments with a reasonably bound working range compared to the resolution limit. Both properties are fulfilled under many, if not all, experimentally realistic conditions. At equilibrium, the predictions and limitations of Statistical Mechanics are recovered.

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