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One of a set of quantum-mechanical descriptions of the possible state of a physical system, using the mathematics of eigenvectors and generally existing in a state of superposition until the moment of observation.

[eigen- (as in eigenvalue) + state.]
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[13], the threshold level of disorder below which the probability of formation of an eigenstate at the center of a PBG is negligible was established.
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To this end, von Neumann proposed that the linear dynamics does not always apply; exactly when a measurement is performed on a system, the state of that system evolves nonlinearly and instantaneously to an eigenstate of the observable being measured (von Neumann [1932], V.1).
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