Springer Theses

Macroscopic Matter Wave Interferometry

Authors: Nimmrichter, Stefan

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Vienna, Austria
  • Detailed phase-space description of matter-wave interferometry in the near field
  • Mie theory treatment of nano spheres interacting with gaussian standing-wave modes
  • Comparison of the most macroscopic matter‐wave quantum experiments ever performed or proposed
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Matter‐wave interferometry is a promising and successful way to explore truly macroscopic quantum phenomena and probe the validity of quantum theory at the borderline to the classic world. Indeed, we may soon witness quantum superpositions with nano to micrometer-sized objects. Yet, venturing deeper into the macroscopic domain is not only an experimental but also a theoretical endeavour: new interferometers must be conceived, sources of noise and decoherence identified, size effects understood and possible modifications of the theory taken into account. This thesis provides the theoretical background to recent advances in molecule and nanoparticle interferometry. In addition, it contains a physical and objective method to assess the degree of macroscopicity of such experiments, ranking them among other macroscopic quantum superposition phenomena.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nimmrichter, Stefan

    Pages 1-7

  • Interaction of Polarizable Particles with Light

    Nimmrichter, Stefan

    Pages 9-83

  • Near-Field Interference Techniques with Heavy Molecules and Nanoclusters

    Nimmrichter, Stefan

    Pages 85-159

  • Classicalization and the Macroscopicity of Quantum Superposition States

    Nimmrichter, Stefan

    Pages 161-238

  • Conclusion and Outlook

    Nimmrichter, Stefan

    Pages 239-242

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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Macroscopic Matter Wave Interferometry
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07097-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07097-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07096-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36139-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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