Phys. Rev. A, 2013, Volume 87, Issue 2, 22112, 7 pp.
Dependence of decoherence-assisted classicality on the way a system is partitioned into subsystems
a Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
b Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia
Choosing a specific way of dividing a closed system into parts is a starting point for the decoherence program and for the quantum thermalization program. It is shown that one can always choose a way of partitioning so that decoherence-assisted classicality does not emerge and thermalization does not occur. Implications of this result are discussed.
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