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Ultra-sensitive force sensing with a levitating nanoparticle
Date:11/25/2013

enges our understanding of how these high-Q nano-mechanical systems behave."

The advent of this new class of nano-mechanical oscillators will open new avenues for ultrasensitive force sensing and benefit the experimental investigation of quantum physics.

This discovery has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the Plasmon Nano-optics group led by ICREA Prof. at ICFO Romain Quidant and the Nano-Photonics group led by Prof. Lukas Novotny, from the Photonics Laboratory (ETH Zurich), as well as the support from the Fundaci Cellex Barcelona through its Nest program.

Ref: Jan Gieseler, Lukas Novotny & Romain Quidant, Thermal nonlinearities in a nanomechanical oscillator, Nature Physics (2013), doi:10.1038/nphys2798


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