Category Archives: Matter-wave optics
What happens when you accelerate hydrogen atoms to a breathtaking velocity of 120’000 m/s and shoot them onto the thinnest membrane there is? You get a absolutely fascinating diffraction pattern! In our newest publication we theoretically describe what to expect … Continue reading
Our manuscript on preparing internally cold beams containing only a single molecular structure was published in Physical Review Letters.
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
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.