Category Archives: Publications
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
Our paper on Bragg diffraction was selected as Editor’s Suggestion by Phys. Rev. Lett. and featured in a Synpsios in Physics.
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
Our manuscript on measuring laser beam profiles using a cut multi-mode fiber was published in Optics Express.
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 an absolutely fascinating diffraction pattern! In our latest 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.
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
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