High contrast interference with C60 and C70

Markus Arndt, Olaf Nairz, Julia Petschinka, Anton Zeilinger

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    We report on fullerene interference experiments using the two abundant fullerenes C60 and C70. Compared to previous experiments the detected molecular flux has been improved by about an order of magnitude. This now permits either a better collimation or a velocity selection. In both cases, demonstrated here, we see a good improvement of the interference contrast for both fullerene species. In the case of C60 the interference minima go down to the background level - indicating almost perfect coherence. Œ 2001 AcadeŽmie des sciences/EŽditions scientifiques et meŽdicales Elsevier SAS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)581-585
    Number of pages5
    JournalAcademie des Sciences. Comptes Rendus. Physique
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Austrian Fields of Science 2012

    • 103026 Quantum optics

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