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Comment on "Evidence for Quantized Displacement in Macroscopic Nanomechanical Oscillators"

Schwab, K. C. and Blencowe, M. P. and Roukes, M. L. and Cleland, A. N. and Girvin, S. M. and Milburn, G. J. and Ekinci, K. L. (2005) Comment on "Evidence for Quantized Displacement in Macroscopic Nanomechanical Oscillators". Physical Review Letters, 95 (24). Art. no. 248901. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.248901.

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In a recent Letter, Gaidarzhy et al. [1] claim to have observed evidence for "quantized displacements" of a high-order mode of a nanomechanical oscillator. We contend that the methods employed by the authors are unsuitable in principle to observe such states for any harmonic mode.

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Additional Information:© 2005 The American Physical Society (Received 26 February 2005; published 5 December 2005)
Subject Keywords:Foundations of quantum mechanics; measurement theory; Mechanical and elastic waves; vibrations in condensed matter; Anelasticity, internal friction, stress relaxation, and mechanical resonances; Mechanical properties of nanoscale materials
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