Sound of Silence: Scientists for the first time capture sound of a Single Atom

September 14, 2014 12:26 AM

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Sound of Silence: Scientists for the first time capture sound of a Single Atom

The study envisaged the construction of an artificial atom 0.01mm long and was placed at the end of a superconducting material. Sound waves were guided along the surface of the material, bounced sound off the atom. What came back was recorded by using a microphone composed of interlaced metal fingers.

Study co-author Per Delsing, a physics professor at the university, said in a written statement said, “We have opened a new door into the quantum world by talking and listening to atoms. Our long term goal is to harness quantum physics so that we can benefit from its laws, for example in extremely f...

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