Following our work on the quantization of nonconservative systems using fractional calculus, the canonical quantization of a system of free particles in a dissipative medium is carried out according to the Dirac method. A suitable Schro¨dinger equation is set up and solved for the Lagrangian representing this system. The wave function is plotted and the damping effect manifests itself very clearly. This formalism is then applied to the problem of energy loss of charged particles when passing through matter. The results are plotted and the relation between the energy loss and the range agrees qualitatively with experimental results.

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