Matter waves and particle beams

Latest Research and Reviews

  • Research | | open

    The wave nature of light and particles is of interest to the fundamental quantum mechanics. Here the authors show the double-slit interference effect in the strong-field ionization of neon dimers by employing COLTRIMS method to record the momentum distribution of the photoelectrons in the molecular frame

    • Maksim Kunitski
    • , Nicolas Eicke
    • , Pia Huber
    • , Jonas Köhler
    • , Stefan Zeller
    • , Jörg Voigtsberger
    • , Nikolai Schlott
    • , Kevin Henrichs
    • , Hendrik Sann
    • , Florian Trinter
    • , Lothar Ph. H. Schmidt
    • , Anton Kalinin
    • , Markus S. Schöffler
    • , Till Jahnke
    • , Manfred Lein
    •  & Reinhard Dörner
  • Research | | open

    Self-interaction of a bound state through its coupling to the continuum is a phenomenon that is very difficult to observe. Here, the authors optically collide atomic clouds of rubidium and potassium to observe the self-interaction energy through precise measurements of magnetically tunable Feshbach resonances.

    • Ryan Thomas
    • , Matthew Chilcott
    • , Eite Tiesinga
    • , Amita B. Deb
    •  & Niels Kjærgaard
  • Research |

    A Bose–Einstein condensate is created in space that has sufficient stability to enable its characteristic dynamics to be studied.

    • Dennis Becker
    • , Maike D. Lachmann
    • , Stephan T. Seidel
    • , Holger Ahlers
    • , Aline N. Dinkelaker
    • , Jens Grosse
    • , Ortwin Hellmig
    • , Hauke Müntinga
    • , Vladimir Schkolnik
    • , Thijs Wendrich
    • , André Wenzlawski
    • , Benjamin Weps
    • , Robin Corgier
    • , Tobias Franz
    • , Naceur Gaaloul
    • , Waldemar Herr
    • , Daniel Lüdtke
    • , Manuel Popp
    • , Sirine Amri
    • , Hannes Duncker
    • , Maik Erbe
    • , Anja Kohfeldt
    • , André Kubelka-Lange
    • , Claus Braxmaier
    • , Eric Charron
    • , Wolfgang Ertmer
    • , Markus Krutzik
    • , Claus Lämmerzahl
    • , Achim Peters
    • , Wolfgang P. Schleich
    • , Klaus Sengstock
    • , Reinhold Walser
    • , Andreas Wicht
    • , Patrick Windpassinger
    •  & Ernst M. Rasel
    Nature 562, 391-395
  • Research |

    The physical conditions that support a geometric interpretation of spacetime, such as the equivalence between rest and inertial mass, are shown not to be necessarily valid in the quantum regime, and a quantum formulation is provided.

    • Magdalena Zych
    •  & Časlav Brukner
    Nature Physics 14, 1027-1031

News and Comment

  • Correspondence |

    • T. Kovachy
    • , P. Asenbaum
    • , C. Overstreet
    • , C. A. Donnelly
    • , S. M. Dickerson
    • , A. Sugarbaker
    • , J. M. Hogan
    •  & M. A. Kasevich
    Nature 537, E2-E3
  • News and Views |

    Solitons in attractive Bose–Einstein condensates are mesoscopic quantum objects that may prove useful as tools for precision measurement. A new experiment shows that collisions of matter-wave bright solitons depend crucially on their relative phase.

    • Thomas P. Billam
    •  & Christoph Weiss
    Nature Physics 10, 902-903