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Neutron Particles and Neutron Waves

Date:  Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Speaker: Charles Clark, NIST

Abstract:

I present a simple overview of the particle and wave properties of the neutron, with emphasis on their similarities to and differences from light. Neutron interferometry enables one to realize the quantum limit of the Young double slit experiment, when only one neutron is ever present in the interferometer. How can only one neutron go through both slits?  We have used neutron interferometry and holography to address some of the questions of structured waves of light and matter that have been studied with electrons, atoms and photons.

Host: Benjamin McMorran

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: 100 Willamette Hall
Reception from 3:40-3:55 Willamette Hall Paul Olum Atrium

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