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Events in Physics
Title: Putting the Mechanics back into Quantum Mechanics    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 12/06/2004
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: Professor Keith Schwab
Affiliation: University of Maryland
Contact Person: K. Lee   (510) 642-3034
Details: I will discuss our recent experiments where we have made the closest approach to the quantum limit for continuous position detection of a mechanical structure, a factor of ~5 from the uncertainty principle limit. We have developed a nano-electro-mechanical device with an integrated nanomechanical resonator and ultra-sensitive single electron transistor. The success of these experiments paves the way to the realization of truly quantum states of the mechanical device: squeezed states, number states, and most exciting, the formation of mechanical entangled states.

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