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Lecture K. Lehnert


19 November 2010 Bernoulliborg 5161.0165, Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker:Prof.dr. K. Lehnert
Affiliation:JILA - NIST and University of Colorado, USA
Title:Sensing the qunatum motion of a nanomechanical oscillator
Date:Fri Nov 19, 2010
Location:Bernoulliborg 5161.0165
Host:C.H. van der Wal
Telephone:+31 50 363 4974


The ability to both prepare a mechanical oscillator in a pure quantum state and measure its motion at the quantum limit provides a new opportunity to study quantum behavior in mechanical systems. A promising strategy for achieving this challenging goal is to use small mechanical oscillators embedded in optically or electrically resonant structures. In this talk, I will discuss how we implement this idea using micro- or nano- scale aluminum oscillators coupled to superconducting resonant circuits.
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