We are fascinated by ...

  • Universal matter-wave interferometry
    • Towards metal cluster interferometry:
      a new material class in quantum physics to probe the interface to the classical world.  
    • From Polypeptide towards Protein interferometry:
      a new material class to study complexity & dynamics of biomolecules in quantum physics.   
  • Cooling and quantum optomechanics 
    • Optical cooling of non-spherical nanoparticles to explore their rotational quantum states.
    • Cooling of nanobiological matter to harvest their internal complexity. 
  • Enabling technologies for quantum experiments
    • Sources of metal clusters, dielectric and biological nanomaterials: for matter-wave interferometry.
    • Single-photon charge control and coherent beam splitting of proteins & metal clusters. 
    • Interfeormeter concepts for complex nanomatter.
  • Quantum sensors
    • Matter-wave deflectometers with high force sensitivity:
      ... to measure electro-magnetic, optical & dynamical properties of molecules of interst to biology and chemistry.
    • Trapped nanorotors: 
      ... to realize highly sensitive torque & rotations sensors on the micron scale.  
    • Superconducting nanowire detectors:
      ... to open new avenues to mass spectrometry, molecule analysis by harvesting the sensitivity of quantum states.

 Latest News

11.12.2019
 

...of the 21st Century Nanoscience Handbook. A comprehensive review of recent nanoscience.

10.12.2019
 

"Improved fullerene polarizability measurements" are now published at Phys. Rev. Res.

27.09.2019
 

The "Neutralization of Insulin by Photocleavage in High Vacuum " is published in Chem. Commun.

25.09.2019
 

Our expeirments on "Quantum superposition of molecules beyond 25 kDa" is published in Nature Physics!

02.05.2019
 

A pathfinder project on Quantum Detectors for Molecular Physics, together with Single Quantum from Delft, started!

10.04.2019
 

We have a new article on "Silicon microcavity arrays with open access and a finesse of half a million" in Light: Science & Applications!