Nerd Alert: Quantum Geekery Ahead

The famous double slit experiment has been recreated using large molecules. So it’s not just a subatomic thing.

Thomas Juffmann et al. fired molecules composed of over 100 atoms at a barrier with openings designed to minimize molecular interactions, and observed the build-up of an interference pattern. The experiment approaches the regime where macroscopic and quantum physics overlap, offering a possible way to study the transition that has frustrated many scientists for decades.

Sometimes the universe makes my toes curl with delight.

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4 Responses to Nerd Alert: Quantum Geekery Ahead

  1. Bubblehead Les says:

    Why did I just have a Flash that I might be able to have my own Klingon Disrupter someday?

  2. Weer'd Beard says:

    Wow! Cool!

    I just hope he’s not a “Climate Change” brand scientist.

    Its always a huge buzz-kill when a scientist “Discovers” something cool, only to find out they faked it for grant funding.

  3. Old NFO says:

    That is ‘almost’ a breakthrough… and getting closer and closer! 🙂

  4. Kristopher says:

    That’s pretty damned cool.

    I wonder how big they can make a particle and still have it live in the quantum realm …

    One big enough to be used as a nanomachine?

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