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Entropy 2018, 20(7), 516; https://doi.org/10.3390/e20070516

A Quantum Ruler for Magnetic Deflectometry

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Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Wien, Austria
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Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4-6, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
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Received: 15 June 2018 / Revised: 4 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 July 2018 / Published: 9 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergent Quantum Mechanics – David Bohm Centennial Perspectives)
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Abstract

Matter-wave near-field interference can imprint a nano-scale fringe pattern onto a molecular beam, which allows observing its shifts in the presence of even very small external forces. Here we demonstrate quantum interference of the pre-vitamin 7-dehydrocholesterol and discuss the conceptual challenges of magnetic deflectometry in a near-field interferometer as a tool to explore photochemical processes within molecules whose center of mass is quantum delocalized. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecule interference; matter-waves; metrology; magnetic deflectometry; photochemistry molecule interference; matter-waves; metrology; magnetic deflectometry; photochemistry
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Mairhofer, L.; Eibenberger, S.; Shayeghi, A.; Arndt, M. A Quantum Ruler for Magnetic Deflectometry. Entropy 2018, 20, 516.

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