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Levitated nanoparticles

Nanoparticles jumping high

Thermally activated escape underlies processes in chemistry, physics and biology. Experiments with levitated nanoparticles now confirm the underlying theory in the hitherto unmapped turnover regime.

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Figure 1: The Kramers model.

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Kiesel, N., Lutz, E. Nanoparticles jumping high. Nature Nanotech 12, 1119–1120 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2017.219

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