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Quantum mechanics

Thought experiments made real


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Elegant experiments performed with X-rays and a double slit formed from molecular oxygen have finally made it possible to realize and test a long-standing and famous gedanken experiment in quantum mechanics.

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Figure 1: Top: molecular version of Young's double-slit experiment.

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  • 16 February 2015

    In the News & Views 'Thought experiments made real' (Nature Photonics 9, 76–77; 2015), in the Fig. 1 caption the equation describing the observation angles for constructive interference contained a typographical error and should have read = rsin θ. This has now been corrected in the online versions after print 16 February 2015.


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