Schwab group observations of quantum motion featured in Science

Schwab Device Science

Because quantum motion, or noise, is theoretically an intrinsic part of the motion of all objects, Schwab and his colleagues designed a device that would allow them to observe this noise and then manipulate it. The micrometer-scale device consists of a flexible aluminum plate that sits atop a silicon substrate.
Credit: Chan Lei and Keith Schwab/Caltech

Members of Keith Schwab’s group demonstrate observations of quantum motion in a recent Science publication. “We all know quantum mechanics explains precisely why electrons behave weirdly. Here, we’re applying quantum physics to something that is relatively big, a device that you can see under an optical microscope, and we’re seeing the quantum effects in a trillion atoms instead of just one.” Read more of the interview with Keith Schwab in the Caltech media story.

2017-01-13T10:05:33+00:00 August 28th, 2015|News, Publications|0 Comments

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