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Quaternionic potentials in non-relativistic quantum mechanics  [PDF]
S. De Leo,C. G. Ducati,Celso C. Nishi
Physics , 2001, DOI: 10.1088/0305-4470/35/26/305
Abstract: We discuss the Schrodinger equation in presence of quaternionic potentials. The study is performed analytically as long as it proves possible, when not, we resort to numerical calculations. The results obtained could be useful to investigate an underlying quaternionic quantum dynamics in particle physics. Experimental tests and proposals to observe quaternionic quantum effects by neutron interferometry are briefly reviewed.
Multi-particle Correlations in Quaternionic Quantum Systems  [PDF]
S. P. Brumby,G. C. Joshi,Ronald Anderson
Physics , 1994, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.51.976
Abstract: We investigate the outcomes of measurements on correlated, few-body quantum systems described by a quaternionic quantum mechanics that allows for regions of quaternionic curvature. We find that a multi-particle interferometry experiment using a correlated system of four nonrelativistic, spin-half particles has the potential to detect the presence of quaternionic curvature. Two-body systems, however, are shown to give predictions identical to those of standard quantum mechanics when relative angles are used in the construction of the operators corresponding to measurements of particle spin components.
Delay Time in Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics  [PDF]
Stefano De Leo,Gisele Ducati
Physics , 2012, DOI: 10.1063/1.3684747
Abstract: In looking for quaternionic violations of quantum mechanics, we discuss the delay time for pure quaternionic potentials. The study shows in which energy region it is possible to amplify the difference between quaternionic and complex quantum mechanics.
Experimental status of quaternionic quantum mechanics  [PDF]
S. P. Brumby,G. C. Joshi
Physics , 1996, DOI: 10.1016/0960-0779(95)00001-1
Abstract: Analysis of the logical foundations of quantum mechanics indicates the possibility of constructing a theory using quaternionic Hilbert spaces. Whether this mathematical structure reflects reality is a matter for experiment to decide. We review the only direct search for quaternionic quantum mechanics yet carried out and outline a recent proposal by the present authors to look for quaternionic effects in correlated multi-particle systems. We set out how such experiments might distinguish between the several quaternionic models proposed in the literature.
Alternative Descriptions in Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics  [PDF]
A. Blasi,G. Scolarici,L. Solombrino
Physics , 2004, DOI: 10.1063/1.1873040
Abstract: We characterize the quasianti-Hermitian quaternionic operators in QQM by means of their spectra; moreover, we state a necessary and sufficient condition for a set of quasianti-Hermitian quaternionic operators to be anti-Hermitian with respect to a uniquely defined positive scalar product in a infinite dimensional (right) quaternionic Hilbert space. According to such results we obtain two alternative descriptions of a quantum optical physical system, in the realm of quaternionic quantum mechanics, while no alternative can exist in complex quantum mechanics, and we discuss some differences between them.
Quaternionic quantum walks  [PDF]
Norio Konno
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: The discrete-time quantum walk (QW) has been extensively and intensively investigated for the last decade, whose coin operator is defined by a unitary matrix. We extend the QW to a walk determined by a unitary matrix whose component is quaternion. We call this model quaternionic quantum walk (QQW) and present some properties. This paper is the first step for the study on QQWs.
Schwinger Algebra for Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics  [PDF]
L. P. Horwitz
Physics , 1997, DOI: 10.1007/BF02551150
Abstract: It is shown that the measurement algebra of Schwinger, a characterization of the properties of Pauli measurements of the first and second kinds, forming the foundation of his formulation of quantum mechanics over the complex field, has a quaternionic generalization. In this quaternionic measurement algebra some of the notions of quaternionic quantum mechanics are clarified. The conditions imposed on the form of the corresponding quantum field theory are studied, and the quantum fields are constructed. It is shown that the resulting quantum fields coincide with the fermion or boson annihilation-creation operators obtained by Razon and Horwitz in the limit in which the number of particles in physical states $N \to \infty$.
Variational Formulation for Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics  [PDF]
C. A. M. de Melo,B. M. Pimentel
Physics , 2008, DOI: 10.1007/s00006-010-0234-8
Abstract: A quaternionic version of Quantum Mechanics is constructed using the Schwinger's formulation based on measurements and a Variational Principle. Commutation relations and evolution equations are provided, and the results are compared with other formulations.
Geometric Phase in Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics  [PDF]
M. D. Maia,V. B. Bezerra
Physics , 2001, DOI: 10.1023/A:1017583906701
Abstract: Quaternion quantum mechanics is examined at the level of unbroken SU(2) gauge symmetry. A general quaternionic phase expression is derived from formal properties of the quaternion algebra.
Quantum Dynamics in Regions of Quaternionic Curvature  [PDF]
S. P. Brumby,G. C. Joshi
Physics , 1994,
Abstract: The complex unit appearing in the equations of quantum mechanics is generalised to a quaternionic structure on spacetime, leading to the consideration of complex quantum mechanical particles whose dynamical behaviour is governed by inhomogeneous Dirac and Schr\"{o}dinger equations. Mixing of hyper-complex components of wavefunctions occurs through their interaction with potentials dissipative into the extra quaternionic degrees of freedom. An interferometric experiment is analysed to illustrate the effect.
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