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Atom Interferometry

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Heading underground with cold atoms

Delving deep into Earth to extract information is crucial for various industries. Whether it is for oil and gas prospecting, mineral exploration, or monitoring carbon capture and storage, boreholes constitute gateways to underground secrets. To navigate these intricate labyrinths, we need advanced sensing technologies. During... click to read more

  • Jamie Vovrosh | Research Fellow at University of Birmingham
  • Sam Hedges | Postgraduate Researcher at University of Birmingham
  • Farzad Hayati | Professor at University of Birmingham
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Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 1, 2023
Using the quantum properties of atoms to reveal what's underground

How much do we really know about what is below our feet? The underground offers both a range of opportunities for applications (e.g. archaeology, water aquifers) as well as being home to significant risks for society (e.g. old mine workings, and cables) which require good... click to read more

  • Jamie Vovrosh | Research Fellow at University of Birmingham
  • Daniel Boddice | Assistant Professor at School of Engineering, University of Birmingham
  • Michael Holynski | Professor at School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham
Views 1631
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 22, 2023