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Testing fundamental physics by using levitated mechanical systems

Testing fundamental physics by using levitated mechanical systems
Testing fundamental physics by using levitated mechanical systems
We will describe recent progress of experiments towards realising largemass single particle experiments to test fundamental physics theories such as quantum mechanics and gravity, but also specific candidates of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. We will highlight the connection to the work started by Otto Stern as levitated mechanics experiments are about controlling the centre of mass motion of massive particles and using the same to investigate physical effects. This chapter originated from the foundations of physics session of the Otto Stern Fest at Frankfurt am Main in 2019, so we will also share a view on the Stern Gerlach experiment and how it related to tests of the principle of quantum superposition.
303-332
Springer Nature
Ulbricht, Hendrik
5060dd43-2dc1-47f8-9339-c1a26719527d
Friedrich, Bretislav
Schmidt-Böcking, Horst
Ulbricht, Hendrik
5060dd43-2dc1-47f8-9339-c1a26719527d
Friedrich, Bretislav
Schmidt-Böcking, Horst

Ulbricht, Hendrik (2021) Testing fundamental physics by using levitated mechanical systems. In, Friedrich, Bretislav and Schmidt-Böcking, Horst (eds.) Molecular Beams in Physics and Chemistry. Springer Nature, pp. 303-332.

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We will describe recent progress of experiments towards realising largemass single particle experiments to test fundamental physics theories such as quantum mechanics and gravity, but also specific candidates of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. We will highlight the connection to the work started by Otto Stern as levitated mechanics experiments are about controlling the centre of mass motion of massive particles and using the same to investigate physical effects. This chapter originated from the foundations of physics session of the Otto Stern Fest at Frankfurt am Main in 2019, so we will also share a view on the Stern Gerlach experiment and how it related to tests of the principle of quantum superposition.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 April 2021
Published date: 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 450303
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/450303
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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2021 16:31
Last modified: 21 Jul 2021 16:31

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Editor: Bretislav Friedrich
Editor: Horst Schmidt-Böcking

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