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07-09-2012, 08:10 PM
Atoms interfere one at a time
Physicists in the US say they are the first to directly observe single-atom interference over distances much greater than the atom's coherence length. The experiment involves using optical tweezers and a sequence of laser pulses to "bounce" the atom along two different paths that meet up after about 1 ms. The team says that if the precision of the experiment can be improved, it could provide new information about the possible existence of non-Newtonian gravity at micron distances. The researchers say the technique could also be used to study the tiny force that arises between an atom and a conducting surface, dubbed the "Casimir–Polder effect".

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news...-at-a-time
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07-09-2012, 08:28 PM
RE: Atoms interfere one at a time
Atoms may interfere one at a time but

Priests interfere en masse

(or en confessionale)

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08-09-2012, 06:33 AM
RE: Atoms interfere one at a time
(07-09-2012 08:10 PM)Jeff Wrote:  Physicists in the US say they are the first to directly observe single-atom interference over distances much greater than the atom's coherence length. The experiment involves using optical tweezers and a sequence of laser pulses to "bounce" the atom along two different paths that meet up after about 1 ms. The team says that if the precision of the experiment can be improved, it could provide new information about the possible existence of non-Newtonian gravity at micron distances. The researchers say the technique could also be used to study the tiny force that arises between an atom and a conducting surface, dubbed the "Casimir–Polder effect".

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news...-at-a-time


that is the entanglement of shared energy between mass.

ie.... it is what gives the plates (casimir experiment) their potential.

proof, change the wavelengths, with the distance between the plate and the potential gradiant changes. (stupid easy)
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08-09-2012, 06:35 AM
RE: Atoms interfere one at a time
favor request: find the scientists paper before just publishing the news articles.
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08-09-2012, 07:11 AM
RE: Atoms interfere one at a time
Photonic Interactions Measured at Atomic Level


ScienceDaily (Aug. 30, 2012) — By measuring the unique properties of light on the scale of a single atom, researchers from Duke University and Imperial College, London, believe that they have characterized the limits of the ability of metals to be used in devices that rely on the enhancement of light


look familiar to anyone


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