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Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ben Stickler (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Title:  Quantum interference of levitated nanorotors

 16:00 CET, ZOOM 

Abstract: The non-linearity and anharmonicity of rigid body rotations gives rise to pronounced quantum interference effects with no analogue in the body's centre-of-mass motion [1]. This talk will review rotational quantum effects and show how they can be observed with levitated nanoparticles. As an example, I will discuss how the quantum rotations of nanodiamonds can be controlled via microwave-driving of embedded spins [2,3].


[1] Stickler, Hornberger, and Kim, Nat. Rev. Phys. 3, 589 (2021).

[2] Ma, Kim, and Stickler, Phys. Rev. B 104, 134310 (2021).

[3] Rusconi, Perdriat, Hétet, Romero-Isart, and Stickler, arXiv: 2203.11717 (2022)


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