Testing Nonassociative Quantum Mechanics

Martin Bojowald, Suddhasattwa Brahma, Umut Büyükçam

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The familiar concepts of state vectors and operators in quantum mechanics rely on associative products of observables. However, these notions do not apply to some exotic systems such as magnetic monopoles, which have long been known to lead to nonassociative algebras. Their quantum physics has remained obscure. This Letter presents the first derivation of potentially testable physical results in nonassociative quantum mechanics, based on effective potentials. They imply new effects which cannot be mimicked in usual quantum mechanics with standard magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number220402
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 24 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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