Author Archives: thedelocalizedchemist

Few-slit diffraction featured as Editor’s Pick

Our paper on “Single-, double-, and triple-slit diffraction of molecular matter waves” was selected as “Editor’s Pick” by the American Journal of Physics and is featured on the cover of the December 2021 issue.

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New publication in the Journal of Molecular Structure

Interactions between electronic states are omnipresent in nature as without them no chemical reaction can take place. But even when they do not lead to a reaction, their coupling can strongly influence the behaviour of a molecule after absorbing a … Continue reading

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Few-slit diffraction with molecules

In matter-wave diffraction, we use the laws of optics to describe the behaviour of delocalized matter, be it electrons, atoms, or molecules. This entails a number of questions, such as: How do I generate a matter wave in the first … Continue reading

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Official take-off for the Institute of Quantum Technologies

Quantum technologies may shape the future of our planet in many ways, affecting the way we communicate, the questions we pose, and the answers we give. Already now, quantum effects provide the highest precision for a number of applications in … Continue reading

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The morphology of doubly-clamped graphene nanoribbons

When you pull at the two ends of a scarf, folds start to build up in the fabric. When you do the same for a ribbon made of single-layer graphene, you get folds, scrolls or just a flat membrane. How … Continue reading

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Section Editor for Data in Brief

With the beginning of this year, I’ll work as a Section Editor for “Physics and Mathematics” at Data in Brief.

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Paper on Bragg diffraction selected as Editor’s Suggestion

Our paper on Bragg diffraction was selected as Editor’s Suggestion by Phys. Rev. Lett. and featured in a Synpsios in Physics.

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Bragg diffraction of large organic molecules

  Bragg diffraction is one of the main techniques used to split and recombine atomic matter-waves. In our latest publication we transfer this technique to complex and internally hot molecules. Why this is a big step towards more efficient beam … Continue reading

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Publication in Optics Express

Our manuscript on measuring laser beam profiles using a cut multi-mode fiber was published in Optics Express.

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New preprint on a fiber-based beam profiler

How can you measure the width of a high-power laser 100 µm away from a mirror in ultra-high vacuum? Find the answer here!

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