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Quantum rolling friction

by Francesco Intravaia, Marty Oelschläger, Daniel Reiche, Diego A. R. Dalvit, Kurt Busch




Physical Review Letters, Volume 123, Issue 12, id.120401


An atom moving in a vacuum at constant velocity and parallel to a surface experiences a frictional force induced by the dissipative interaction with the quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field. We show that the combination of nonequilibrium dynamics, anomalous Doppler effect and spin-momentum locking of light mediates an intriguing interplay between the atom's translational and rotational motion.


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About the Co-Author

During his studies in physics (HU Berlin) Marty investigated optimization and inverse problems, utilizing Python and Fortran. In his PhD thesis (Max Born institute) he focussed on fluctuation-induced phenomena, where he investigated the interplay of classical and quantum statistics. During this time he gained experience in code development and design in C and C++ and developed interest in machine learning. After his PhD he focussed on Deep Learning and Image Recognition.