A massive squeeze

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Although quantum mechanics perfectly describes the physics of small and light objects, there are few experiments exploring its applicability to larger-scale systems, in particular where gravity may play a role. Writing in Nature Physics, Xizheng Ma and colleagues now report a device that can control the quantum state of a massive oscillating membrane by interfacing the membrane with a qubit1 (Fig. 1a). They demonstrate the creation of an energy-squeezed state — a state of mechanical motion bearing non-classical features. This new platform presents a new way to explore macroscopic quantum mechanics.
Title of Magazine or Source
Nature Physics "News & Views"
Year of Publication
2021
Volume
17
Start Page or Article ID (correct)
299-300
Date Published
2021-01
Publisher
Nature
Link to online article
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-020-01103-0.epdf?sharing_token=nGJA9V-ZHeyuCE0f-97RHdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MARq7V8oVB0B4kJOh9Oifm4jDQVtieU90kG-aS5pOb3had8veg3g_sbfimxLuSn-VYxJYf2xEmTHA8IOF1yfwxldtQBav4kwjk5g-uId0PHRjuWDpqLFILxyME3CUezjQ%3D
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