Wednesday 2 December; Delft, Miles Blencowe 'Approaching the Quantum Limit in Mesoscale Mechanical Systems'



Time: 16:00 hrs

Zaal: E

We begin with an overview of recent work towards demonstrating manifest quantum behaviour in mesoscopic electromechanical systems. A particular, circuit QED-based proposal is then described along with current efforts underway to realise this scheme. Finally, we discuss possible damping and decoherence mechanisms that may be relevant to mesoscopic mechanical systems at low temperatures.