Theory and experiment show how quantum effects manifest in molecules
One of the greatest mysteries in quantum physics is the wave–particle duality: every particle has properties of both a wave and a particle. Over the last ten years, research has demonstrated that molecules manifest both wave and particle aspects at room temperature with the observation of quantum interference. The aim of the EU-funded QLIMIT project is to use both theory and experiment to probe the limits of these interference effects. These limits will be challenged in three directions: using a larger number of molecules and studying the interactions between them; using interference effects to design molecules that act as components in a quantum computer; and using interference in vibrational energy transfer within single molecules with the ultimate aim of modulating product ratios in organic reactions.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics/mesoscopic physics
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/organic reactions
- /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware/quantum computer
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