Friday, February 20, 2004
Decoherence of Matter Waves by Thermal Emission of Radiation Experiment Agrees With Theory
New in Nature (not the free section), Decoherence of matter waves by thermal emission of radiation. From the abstract: "We find good quantitative agreement between our experimental observations and microscopic decoherence theory. Decoherence by emission of thermal radiation is a general mechanism that should be relevant to all macroscopic bodies." A draft is available here.
Update [23-Feb]: Article about this research from SF Chronicle. One person quoted says this is Nobel Prize quality stuff.