Scientists have discovered that in the famous double slit experiment, a neutron literally travels along two possible paths at the same time

(ORDO NEWS) — A truly sensational scientific work was recently published. To translate the findings of the researchers into simple language – We live in a multiverse where many possibilities exist simultaneously, but our perception limits us to a single outcome or a cumulative average.

I will try to explain what is written in the scientific work in simple words:

Take one ball. There is an entrance door and an exit door. Between them is a path that is divided into two parts. There is a paint sprayer on one lane, so if the bead goes down that lane it will be completely sprayed and you will see it when it comes out. There is nothing on the other track.

The ball goes through the entrance. And you know, when it comes out, it’s partly spattered and partly intact. Well… hmm… shouldn’t it be either completely painted over or not painted over at all?

According to the data received, something happens to the ball when it enters the room. Either it splits into pieces and the pieces go through different paths, or the ball just exists in both places at the same time, or the ball actually just immediately turns into a water-like wave that goes through both paths, but then turns back into a ball. when he leaves the room.

Scientists have discovered that in the famous double slit experiment a neutron literally travels along two possible paths at the same time

It is generally accepted that it is impossible to obtain accurate experimental information about the path traveled by a particle when quantum interference between the paths is observed. However, recent advances in the measurement and control of quantum systems may provide the missing information, bypassing the usual limits of uncertainty.

Here we experimentally explore the possibility that an individual neutron moving through a two-path interferometer can be physically distributed between the two paths.

For this, it is important to distinguish between the probability of finding a complete particle in one of the paths and the distribution of an individual particle in both paths.

We make this distinction by applying a magnetic field to only one of the paths and observing the exact value of its effect on the neutron spin at the two output ports of the interferometer.

The results show that individual particles experience a certain proportion of the magnetic field applied in one of the paths, indicating that a part or even a multiple of the particle was present in this path before the interference of the two paths was registered.

The obtained value of the presence in the path is equal to the weak value of the path projector and is not a statistical average, but is related to each individual neutron, which is confirmed by the recently introduced feedback compensation method.


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