Winterberg's conjectured breaking of the superluminal quantum correlations over large distances
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Int. J. Theor. Phys.
entanglement; EPR experiment; quantum correlations; HIDDEN-VARIABLE THEORIES; BELL INEQUALITIES; RELATIONAL INTERPRETATION; MECHANICAL DESCRIPTION; LORENTZ INVARIANCE; PHYSICAL REALITY; LOCAL; REALISM; WAVE-FUNCTION; PLANCK-SCALE; TURBULENCE; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We elaborate further on a hypothesis by Winterberg that turbulent fluctuations of the zero point field may lead to a breakdown of the superluminal quantum correlations over very large distances. A phenomenological model that was proposed by Winterberg to estimate the transition scale of the conjectured breakdown, does not lead to a distance that is large enough to be agreeable with recent experiments. We consider, but rule out, the possibility of a steeper slope in the energy spectrum of the turbulent fluctuations, due to compressibility, as a possible mechanism that may lead to an increased lower-bound for the transition scale. Instead, we argue that Winterberg overestimated the intensity of the ZPF turbulent fluctuations. We calculate a very generous corrected lower bound for the transition distance which is consistent with current experiments.
International Journal of Theoretical Physics
"Winterberg's conjectured breaking of the superluminal quantum correlations over large distances" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 381.