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Title: Quantum Correlations in Composite Particles
Authors: TAN KOK CHUAN BOBBY
Keywords: composite particles, entanglement, Szilard Engine, fermions, bosons, correlations
Issue Date: 10-Jun-2014
Source: TAN KOK CHUAN BOBBY (2014-06-10). Quantum Correlations in Composite Particles. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis considers the topic of quantum correlations in the context of composite particles - larger particles that are themselves composed of more elementary bosons and fermions. The primary focus is on systems of 2 elementary fermions of a different species, a prime example of which is the hydrogen atom, although composite particles of other types are also touched upon. It turns out such systems can be made to exhibit bosonic or fermionic behaviour depending on how strongly correlated they are, as measured by the amount of entanglement these fermion pairs contain. A demonstration of how such quantum correlations in composite particles is presented, followed by explorations into their limitations and interpretation. Proposals to measure the level of bosonic and fermionic behaviours are also discussed, and their connections to work extraction in a hypothetical Quantum Szilard Engine is also studied.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/80219
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