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Paper   IPM / P / 6869
School of Physics
  Title:   Bohmian Prediction about A Two Double-Slit Experiment and Its Disagreement with Standard Quantum Mechanics
1.  M. Golshani
2.  O. Akhavan
  Status:   Published
  Journal: J. Phys. A: Math. Gen.
  No.:  28
  Vol.:  34
  Year:  2001
  Pages:   5259-5268
  Supported by:  IPM
The significance of proposals that can predict different results for standard and Bohmian quantum mechanics have been the subject of many discussions over the years. Here, we suggest a particular experiment (a two double-slit experiment) and a special detection process, that we call selective detection, to distinguish between the two theories. Using our suggested experiment, it is shown that the two theories predict different observable results at the individual level for a geometrically symmetric arrangement. However, their predictions are the same at the ensemble level. On the other hand, we have shown that at the statistical level, if we use our selective detection, then either the predictions of the two theories differ or where standard quantum mechanics is silent or vague, Bohmian quantum mechanics makes explicit predictions.

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