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NANOELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS

Quantum sound on a chip

A nanoelectromechanical system made from a nanobeam embedded in a phononic crystal and coupled to a pair of superconducting microwave oscillators can couple hypersonic sound quanta at 0.425 GHz and light quanta with high coherence.

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Fig. 1: Mechanical and electrical oscillators.