The continuous spontaneous localization layering effect from a lattice perspective

Stephen L. Adler, Angelo Bassi, Matteo Carlesso*

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For a solid lattice, we rederive the continuous spontaneous localization (CSL) noise total energy gain of a test mass starting from a Lindblad formulation, and from a similar starting point rederive the geometry factor governing center of mass energy gain. We then suggest that the geometry factor can be used as a way to distinguish between low temperature cantilever motion saturation arising from CSL noise, and saturation arising from thermal leakage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085303
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 05 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
SLA acknowledges the hospitality of the Aspen Center for Physics, which is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant PHY-1607611. AB acknowledges financial support from the COST Action QTSpace (CA15220), INFN, and hospitality from the IAS Princeton, where part of this work was carried out. AB and MC acknowledge financial support from the H2020 FET Project TEQ (Grant No. 766900). This research was supported by grant number (FQXi-RFP-CPW-2002) from the Foundational Questions Institute and Fetzer Franklin Fund, a donor advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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  • Layering effect
  • Spontaneous wavefunction localization
  • Tests of collapse models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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