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Collision detection with logic

Controlling chemistry at the single-collision level is one of the main goals of experiments at ultralow temperatures. A method based on quantum logic techniques has now been shown to detect inelastic collisions in a hybrid ion–atom platform.

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Fig. 1: Quantum logic detection of an exothermic inelastic collision.


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Tomza, M. Collision detection with logic. Nat. Phys. 18, 493–494 (2022).

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