Jul 3 – 5, 2013
Sala Convegni della Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Europe/Rome timezone

Single Electron Interference and Diffraction Experiments with a High Energy Physics Detector

Jul 5, 2013, 4:15 PM
25m
Sala Convegni della Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze

Sala Convegni della Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze

via Folco Portinari, 5 - Florence (ITALY)

Speaker

Gian Luigi Alberghi (BO)

Description

A Young-Feynman two-slit interference experiment for single electrons was carried out by placing two nanometric slits inside a transmission electron microscope and using a monolithic CMOS detector developed for HEP collider experiments. The fast readout of the sensor allows recording single-electron frames with a maximum time resolution of 0.4 microseconds and obtaining high statistics samples of single electron events, within a time interval short enough to guarantee the stability of the system and the coherence conditions of illumination. The latest results on interference and diffraction phenomena in conceptually clean experiments will be shown.

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