Superconducting quantum detectors and single photon charge control for mass spectrometry

Marcel Strauß, Armin Shayeghi, Martin Mauser, Pierre Manchet, Martina Smacchia, Julia Salapa, Tim Kostersitz, Philipp Geyer, Steven Daly, Jan Commandeur, Yong Hua, Alfredo Di Silvestro, Marcel Mayor, Valentin Köhler, Jad Benserhir, Claudio Bruschini, Edoardo Charbon, Mario Castaneda, Monique Gevers, Ronan GourguesNima Kalhor, Andreas Fognini, Markus Arndt

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Since the early 20 th century, molecular beam research 1,2 has led to many advances 3–5 in physics and chemistry, from precision molecule metrology, over tests of fundamental symmetries, and molecular quantum optics to applied mass spectrometry. All such experiments share a common interest in isolating molecules in high vacuum to eliminate any perturbing environment and to be able to probe the particle’s response to tailored optical, electrical or magnetic fields. Here we propose a scheme to explore the properties of charge-reduced or neutral biopolymers and ways to detect them without the need for post-ionization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124470I
JournalProceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2023
EventSPIE Photonics West: Quantum Sensing, Imaging, and Precision Metrology - Moscone Center, San Francisco , United States
Duration: 28 Jan 20232 Feb 2023

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103026 Quantum optics
  • 103033 Superconductivity


  • Quantum detection
  • Superconductors
  • Ions
  • Molecules
  • Nanowires
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Biomolecules
  • Cryogenic electronics
  • Molecular quantum optics
  • Photo-cleavable tags
  • Biopolymers
  • Particle detection
  • Superconducting nanowires

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