Author Archives: thedelocalizedchemist

Spatial separation of molecular conformers with interference

The task to sort molecules can be quite challenging if they are very similar. This is even more the case if you want to sort a single molecular species according to its three-dimensional structure. The problem is that for most … Continue reading

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Media’s response to our article

Our study on testing multi-path interference with massive particles has attracted a lot of attention since it was published two weeks ago. The latest is an article in Physics World by Edwin Cartlidge.

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Testing Born’s rule with molecules

Born’s rule is one of the cornerstones of quantum physics. Needless to say that a potential violation of this rule might point to something very interesting happening. In a brand new publication we report about the first explicit test of … Continue reading

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Matter-waves II

The second part of the series on matter-waves covers … matter-waves! What is a matter-wave, who came up with the idea, and why is it so hard to observe them? Find the answer here.

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Series of posts on matter-wave optics

This week I will start a little series of posts on matter-wave optics, starting from the very basics, that is a phenomenological review of what distinguishes a wave from a particle. Over time I will discuss a number of concepts … Continue reading

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New study on methoxyindoles

When you introduce a substituent to an aromatic system in organic chemistry you are mostly interested in the effect on the aromatic. The reason for this is that substituents are often attached in specific positions to steer the outcome of … Continue reading

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Lecture notes on molecular interferometry on the arXiv

In these lecture notes we review recent developments in far-field diffraction at a single nanomechanical grating and Kapitza-Dirac Talbot-Lau interferometry. Among others, it covers the following points: What is the influence of the van der Waals attraction on the matter-wave … Continue reading

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