Watching the double-slit experiment in real time

Watching the double-slit experiment in real time – Richard Feynman, one of the 20th century's greatest physicists, once said the double-slit experiment went to 'the heart of quantum mechanics'. Now, an international team of scientists has refined the famous experiment, allowing the untrained observer to watch it unfold in real time. Reference: T Juffmann et al, Nat. Nanotechnol., 2012, DOI: 10.1038/nnao.2012.34

Watching the double-slit experiment in real time – Richard Feynman, one of the 20th century's greatest physicists, once said the double-slit experiment went to 'the heart of quantum mechanics'. Now, an international team of scientists has refined the famous experiment, allowing the untrained observer to watch it unfold in real time. Reference: T Juffmann et al, Nat. Nanotechnol., 2012, DOI: 10.1038/nnao.2012.34

Author: Robert Slinn

Robert Slinn is ChemSpy's guest columnist. You can read his chemical news updates under the banner "Slinn Pickings". Robert is a Chartered Chemist (CChem), Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and is a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool. He has extensive experience in R&D: synthesis, analysis and analytical methods development; troubleshooting, consultancy, and teaching/training methods in industry and in academia. Robert is also 'Physical Methods' author for the Specialist Periodical Report series 'Organophosphorus Chemistry', published by Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK. Robert has worked alongside David on the Bedside Book of Chemistry and a major Thomson-Reuters report on the state of the pharmaceutical industry for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry