Open Systems and Information Dynamics

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 139–148 | Cite as

Interference of Mesoscopic Particles: Quantum–Classical Transition

  • P. Facchi
  • T. Yoneda
  • S. Pascazio


We analyze the double slit interference of a mesoscopic particle. We calculate the visibility of the interference pattern in the far field case, introduce a characteristic temperature that defines the onset to decoherence and scrutinize the conditions that must be satisfied for an interference experiment to be possible.


Fullerene Classical Transition Mesoscopic System Interference Experiment Visibility Versus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di BariBariItaly
  2. 2.INFNBariItaly
  3. 3.School of Medical SciencesKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  4. 4.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di BariBariItaly

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