On the prospects of interferometry and deflectometry for characterizing large molecules

  • M. Arndt
  • M. Berninger
  • S. Deachapunya
  • S. Gerlich
  • L. Hackermüller
  • A. G. Major
  • M. Marksteiner
  • A. Stéfanov
  • H. Ulbricht
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Abstract.

We investigate the prospects of near-field matter-wave interferometry for the sensitive determination of molecular properties, such as electric polarizabilities, electric and magnetic dipole moments or even life-times of some molecular states. We discuss how important principles of our present quantum experiments can be transferred to the classical regime, i.e. to a Moiré deflectometer in order to also measure characteristic properties of large clusters and biomolecules.

Keywords

Fullerene Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Molecular Beam European Physical Journal Special Topic Gramicidin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Arndt
    • 1
  • M. Berninger
    • 1
  • S. Deachapunya
    • 1
  • S. Gerlich
    • 1
  • L. Hackermüller
    • 1
  • A. G. Major
    • 1
  • M. Marksteiner
    • 1
  • A. Stéfanov
    • 1
  • H. Ulbricht
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität WienWienAustria

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