29 March 2022
from 14:30 to 16:00

MCQST Colloquium | Susan Coppersmith - Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney

MCQST Colloquium

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The MCQST Colloquium Series features interdisciplinary talks given by visiting international speakers. The monthly colloquial covers topics spanning all MCQST research units and will be broadcasted live, being made available to audiences worldwide. The main goal of the series is to create the framework for idea exchange, to strengthen links with QST leading groups worldwide, as well as to act as an integral part of the local educational environment.


MCQST Colloquium: Susan Coppersmith

On March 29th, 2022, we are excited to invite you to the colloquium offered by Susan Coppersmith, Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Abstract

Quantum stochastic resonance of individual Fe atoms

Stochastic resonance, where noise synchronizes a system’s response to an external drive, is a phenomenon that occurs in a wide variety of noisy systems ranging from the dynamics of neurons to the periodicity of ice ages. This talk will present theory and experiments on a quantum system that exhibits stochastic resonance — the quantum tunneling of the magnetization of a single Fe atom measured using spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy. Stochastic resonance is shown deep in the quantum regime, where fluctuations are driven by tunneling of the magnetization, as well as in a semi-classical crossover region where thermal excitations set in. Combining theory and experiment enables one to probe the dynamics on time scales shorter than can be resolved experimentally. 
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