Quantum Lunch Location:
T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
Building 123, Room 121
Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule
The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
For more information, contact Diego Dalvit.
December 15 , 2005
Quantum Coherence in Nanomechanical Systems
Present day technology has reached the level when the study of the quantum mechanical behavior of individual objects becomes feasible. These include detection and measurement of single electron spin, superconducting and charge qubits, and even tiny ("nano") mechanical systems. While the former systems do not have classical analogs, the latter does. This opens an interesting possibility to study the interface between the classical and quantum behaviors. In this talk I will describe (1) the state of the art experimental results of the nanomechanical systems, (2) theoretical proposals to achieve their ground-state cooling, (3) issues of quantum measurement, i.e. how the measurement affects systems, and (4) applications.