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K. Hornberger
Thermal limitation of far-field matter-wave interference,
Phys. Rev. A 73, 052102 (2006)

Abstract:

We assess the effect of the heat radiation emitted by mesoscopic particles on their ability to show interference in a double slit arrangement. The analysis is based on a stationary, phase-space based description of matter wave interference in the presence of momentum-exchange mediated decoherence.

(7 pages, 2 figures)   [pdf, journal]                   (c) The American Physical Society

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