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Challenging The Limits Of Molecular Quantum Interference Effects

Project description

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

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 999 468

Beneficiaries (1)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 999 468
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments