TITLE

Nanofabrication and the realization of Feynman’s two-slit experiment

AUTHOR(S)
Frabboni, Stefano; Gazzadi, Gian Carlo; Pozzi, Giulio
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/18/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p073108
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two nanosized slits are opened by focused ion beam milling in a membrane to observe, with a transmission electron microscope, electron interference fringes. Then, on the same sample, one of the slits is closed by focused ion beam induced deposition and the corresponding transmitted intensity is recorded. The comparison between the two measurements provides an impressive experimental evidence of the probability amplitude of quantum mechanics following step by step the original idea proposed by Feynman [The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1966), Vol. 3, Chap. 1].
ACCESSION #
34135654

 

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