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I just spend a very nice and inspriring week at the spring meeting of the German Physical Society in Erlangen, Germany. It’s great to come together with some many people, discuss in a very informal setting and make new connections … Continue reading
Last week I spend two very exciting days in the group of Jochen Küpper at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, which is at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany. It’s amazing to take a look at research done … Continue reading
In this post we take a look at THE prerequisite for matter-wave optics: how to make a particle behave like a wave.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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