Publication
Title
Quantum rotor in nanostructured superconductors
Author
Abstract
Despite its apparent simplicity, the idealized model of a particle constrained to move on a circle has intriguing dynamic properties and immediate experimental relevance. While a rotor is rather easy to set up classically, the quantum regime is harder to realize and investigate. Here we demonstrate that the quantum dynamics of quasiparticles in certain classes of nanostructured superconductors can be mapped onto a quantum rotor. Furthermore, we provide a straightforward experimental procedure to convert this nanoscale superconducting rotor into a regular or inverted quantum pendulum with tunable gravitational field, inertia, and drive. We detail how these novel states can be detected via scanning tunneling spectroscopy. The proposed experiments will provide insights into quantum dynamics and quantum chaos.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientific reports. - London, 2011, currens
Publication
London : Nature Publishing Group, 2014
ISSN
2045-2322
Volume/pages
4(2014), p. 1-6
Article Reference
4542
ISI
000333555300007
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Last edited 08.07.2017
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