Zepler Institute, University of Southampton

Zepler Institute


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23 October 2014

New experiment provides route to macroscopic high-mass superpositions

Standard quantum theory places no limit on particle size and current experiments use larger and larger particles, which exhibit wave-like behaviour. However, at these masses experiments begin to probe extensions to standard quantum mechanics, which describe the apparent quantum-to-classical transition.

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Cutting edge research

Pioneering research in the Zepler InstituteDelivering solutions to the global challenges of the future – from ultra-high bandwidth communications, through biophotonics for point-of-care diagnostics, to international leadership in the disruptive technologies of nanophotonics, plasmonics, metamaterials and metadevices. Read more.

State-of-the-art facilities 

With the best set of nanoelectronics and photonics fabrication capabilities in the UK, the ZI Cleanroom Complex offers a unique mix of expertise in established and cutting-edge technologies, combined with a wide range micro and nanofabrication, electronic and optical characterisation equipment. Read more.

About the ZI

The largest photonics and electronics institute in the UK with over 350 staff and PhD students, led by Director Professor Sir David Payne. Facilities include the £120M cutting-edge Cleanroom Complex.