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Durham Seminar, Wednesday 27 February 2019

12:00 - 13:00

CG 60

Charles Clark

The neutron as quantum particle and wave

I give a simple overview of the particle and wave properties of the neutron, with emphasis on their similarities to and differences from those of light. Neutron interferometry enables one to realize the fundamental limit of the Young double slit experiment, when at most quantum is ever present in the interferometer at any given time. How can just one neutron go through both slits? We use neutron interferometry and holography to address some of the questions of structured waves of light and matter that have recently been studied with electrons, atoms and photons.