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Classification of macroscopic quantum effects

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We review canonical experiments on systems that have pushed the boundary between the quantum and classical worlds towards much larger scales, and discuss their unique features that enable quantum coherence to survive. Because the types of systems differ so widely, we use a case by case approach to identifying the different parameters and criteria that capture their behaviour in a quantum mechanical framework. We find it helpful to categorise systems into three broad classes defined by mass, s...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Optics Communications Journal website
Volume:
337
Pages:
22–26
Publication date:
2015-02-15
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ISSN:
0030-4018
URN:
uuid:63b84e2e-a8b4-41f2-8a72-d07b87c480e7
Source identifiers:
502299
Local pid:
pubs:502299

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