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Frontiers of Matter Wave Optics 2022 in Trieste, Italy
This central meeting of the matter-wave community covers a broad range of topics from fundamentals to applications. My group contributed one talk and two posters, and we even won a poster prize! Congratulations to Carina Kanitz.
Invited talk at SAMS5 in Cambridge, UK
I just spent four very interesting days in Cambridge, learning about the scattering of atoms and molecules from surfaces at the fifth international SAMS-Workshop. It is absolutely fascinating what you can learn about a system by probing its surface in … Continue reading
Few-slit diffraction featured by Am. J. Phys.
Our paper on “Single-, double-, and triple-slit diffraction of molecular matter waves” was selected as a “Featured” article by the American Journal of Physics and is on the cover of the December 2021 issue.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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