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Vibrating carbon nanotubes for probing quantum systems at the mesoscale

Project description

Investigating quantum phenomena at the mesoscale

The mesoscopic scale spans the boundary between the macroscopic and microscopic realms, where classical and quantum physics hold sway, respectively. Many fascinating quantum phenomena can emerge at the mesoscopic scale. The EU-funded MesoPhone project will use vibrating carbon nanotubes to probe quantum phenomena at the mesoscopic scale. Nanotubes are ideal for experimental investigations in this region as they can be isolated from thermal noise and be deflected by tiny forces. Moreover, because of their small size, their behaviour is significantly affected by quantum jitter. The project's results could help resolve longstanding questions in physics, such as whether a moving object that contains millions of particles could exist in a superposition of states.

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Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Net EU contribution
€ 2 748 271,00
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 748 271,00
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

See on map

Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00