Recent manuscripts on the preprint ArXive:

S. L. Adler, A. Vinante, Bulk Heating Effects as Tests for Collapse Models, arXiv:1801.06857 (2018).

Winstone, G., M. Rademacher, R. Bennett, S. Buhmann, H. Ulbricht, Direct measurement of short-range forces with a levitated nanoparticle, arXiv:1712.01426 (2017).

Ralph, J. F., S. Maskell, K. Jacobs, M. Rashid, M. Toroš, A. J. Setter, H. Ulbricht, Dynamical model selection for quantum optomechanical systems, arXiv:1711.09635 (2017).

Carlesso, M., M. Paternostro, H. Ulbricht, A. Bassi, When Cavendish meets Feynman: A quantum torsion balance for testing the quantumness of gravity, arXiv:1710.08695 (2017).

Carlesso, M., M. Paternostro, H. Ulbricht, A. Vinante, A. Bassi, Non-interferometric test of the Continuous Spontaneous Localization model based on the torsional motion of a cylinder, arXiv:1708.04812 (2017).

Published and accepted manuscripts:


Setter, A., M. Toroš, J. F. Ralph, H. Ulbricht, Real-Time Kalman Filter: Cooling of an Optically Levitated Nanoparticle, Phys. Rev. A 97, 033822 (2018), and arXiv:1712.07921.


Bose, S., A. Mazumdar, G. W. Morley, H. Ulbricht, M. Toroš, M. Paternostro, A. Geraci, P. Barker, M. S. Kim, G. Milburn, A Spin Entanglement Witness for Quantum Gravity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 240401 (2017), and arXiv:1707.06050 (2017).

Rashid, M., M. Toroš, and H. Ulbricht, Wigner Reconstruction in Levitated Optomechanics, Quantum Measurement and Quantum Metrology 4, 17-25 (2017), and arXiv:1707.07859.

Hempston, D., J. Vovrosh, M. Toroš, M. Rashid, and H. Ulbricht, Force sensing with an optically levitated charged nanoparticle, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 133111 (2017), and arXiv:1706.09774.

Bassi, A., A. Grossardt, and H. Ulbricht, Gravitational Decoherence, Class. Quantum Grav. 34, 193002 (2017).

Vovrosh, J., M. Rashid, D. Hempston, J. Bateman, M. Paternostro and H. Ulbricht, Parametric feedback cooling of levitated optomechanics in a parabolic mirror trap, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 34, 1421-1428 (2017).

McMillen, S., M. Brunelli, M. Carlesso, A. Bassi, H. Ulbricht, M. G. A. Paris, and M. Paternostro, Quantum-limited estimation of continuous spontaneous localization, Phys. Rev. A. 95, 012132 (2017) and arXiv:1606.00070.


Rashid, M., T. Tufarelli, J. Bateman, J. Vovrosh, D. Hempston,M. S. Kim, and H. Ulbricht, Experimental Realisation of a Thermal Squeezed State of Levitated Optomechanics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 273601 (2016) and arXiv:1607.05509

Grossardt, A., J. Bateman, H. Ulbricht, and A. Bassi, Effects of Newtonian gravitational self-interaction in harmonically trapped quantum systems, Sci. Rep. 6, 30840 (2016) and arXiv:1510.01262.

Wan, C., M. Scala, G. W. Morley, ATM. A. Rahman, H. Ulbricht, J. Bateman, P. F. Baker, S. Bose, M. S. Kim, Free Nano-Object Ramsey Interferometry for Large Quantum Superpositions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 143003 (2016) and arXiv:1511.02738.

Grossardt, A., J. Bateman, H. Ulbricht, and A. Bassi, Optomechanical test of the Schrödinger-Newton equation, Phys. Rev. D 93, 096003 (2016) and arXiv:1510.01696.

Kaltenbaek, R., et al. Macroscopic quantum resonators (MAQRO): 2015 Update, EPJ Quantum Technology 3 (2016), DOI 10.1140/epjqt/s40507-016-0043-7.


Bedingham, D. J., and H. Ulbricht, Correlated random walks caused by dynamical wavefunction collapse, Sci. Rep. 5, 13380 (2015).

Bahrami, M., A. Bassi, S. McMillen, M. Paternostro, and H. Ulbricht, Is Gravity Quantum?, arXiv:1507.05733 (2015).

Bassi, A., T.P. Singh, and H. Ulbricht, Is quantum linear superposition an exact principle of nature?, Book chapter in 'Questioning the Foundations of Physics', Eds. A. Aguirre, B. Foster, and Z. Meerali, Springer: Frontiers Collection Series VII, 274 (2015).

Bateman, J., I. Mc Hardy, A. Merle, T. R. Morris, and H. Ulbricht. On the Existence of Low-Mass Dark Matter and its Direct Detection, Sci. Rep. 5, 8058 (2015).

Xuereb, A., H. Ulbricht, and M. Paternostro. Macroscopicity in an optomechanical matter-wave interferometer, Opt. Comm. 337, 53-56 (2015).

Utz, M., Levitt, M., Cooper, N. , and H. Ulbricht. Visualisation of quantum evolution in the Stern-Gerlach and Rabi experiments, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 3867 (2015).

Bera, S., B. Motwani, T.P. Singh, and H. Ulbricht. A proposal for the experimental detection of CSL induced random walk, Sci. Rep. 5, 7664 (2015).


Bateman, J., S. Nimmrichter, K. Hornberger, and H. Ulbricht, Near-field interferometry of a free-falling nanoparticle from a point-like source, Nat. Commun. 5, 4788 (2014).

Bassi, A. and H. Ulbricht, Collapse models: from theoretical foundations to experimental verifications, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 504, 012023 (2014).

Bahrami, M., M. Paternostro, A. Bassi, and H. Ulbricht, Proposal for a Non-interferometric Test of Collapse Models in Optomechanical Systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 210404 (2014).

Bahrami, M., A. Bassi, and H. Ulbricht, Testing the quantum superposition principle in the frequency domain, Phys. Rev. A 89, 032127 (2014).


Xuereb, A., H. Ulbricht, and M. Paternostro, Optomechanical interface for matter-wave interferometry, Sci. Rep. 3, 3378 (2013).

Juffmann, T., H. Ulbricht, and M. Arndt, Experimental methods of molecular matter-wave optics, Rep. Prog. Phys. 76, 086402 (2013).

Venn, P. , and H. Ulbricht, Manipulation of a continuous beam of molecules by light pulses, arXiv:1307.0431 (2013).

Bassi, A., K. Lochan, S. Satin, T.P. Singh, and H. Ulbricht, Models of Wave-function Collapse, Underlying Theories, and Experimental Tests, Rev. Mod. Phys. 85, 471 - 527 (2013).


Arndt, M., A. Ekers, W. von Klitzing, and H. Ulbricht, Editorial: Modern Frontiers of Matter Wave Optics and Interferometry, New J. Phys. 14, 125006 (2012).

Bassi, A., T.P. Singh, and H. Ulbricht, Is quantum linear superposition an exact principle of nature?, 4th place in the FQXi Essay contest, arXiv:1212.0135 (2012).

Lee, S.K., M.S. Kim, C. Szewc, and H. Ulbricht, Phase space tomography of matter-wave diffraction in the Talbot regime, New J. Phys. 14, 045001 (2012).


Strudley, T., P. Venn, H. Ulbricht, O.L. Muskens, Ultrafast manipulation of photon transport and molecular beams, STFC laser loan pool report (2011).

Arndt, M., A. Ekers, W. von Klitzing, and H. Ulbricht (Eds.), Modern Frontiers of Matter Wave Optics and Interferometry, Focus issue of New Journal of Physics, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/13/7/075002 (2011).

Venn, P., and H. Ulbricht, Coherent control of the motion of complex molecules and the coupling to internal state dynamics, , Faraday Discuss. 153, 237 - 246 (2011).


Szewc, C., J. D. Collier, and H. Ulbricht, A helical velocity selector for continuous molecular beams, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 106107 (2010).

Gring, M., S. Gerlich, S. Eibenberger, S. Nimmrichter, T. Berrada, M. Arndt, H. Ulbricht, K. Hornberger, M. Mueri, M. Mayor, M. Boeckmann, N. Doltsinis, On the influence of the internal molecular dynamics on de Broglie interferometry, Phys. Rev. A 81, 031604(R) (2010).


Juffmann, T., S. Truppe, P. Geyer, A. Major, S. Deachapunya, H. Ulbricht, and M. Arndt, Wave and Particle in Molecular Interference Lithography, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 263601 (2009).

Marksteiner, M., A. Divochiy, M. Sclafani, P. Haslinger, H. Ulbricht, A. Korneev, A. Semenov, Gregory Gol'tsman, and M. Arndt, Superconducting NbN detector for neutral nanoparticles, Nanotechnology 20, 455501 (2009).

Marksteiner, M., P. Haslinger, M. Sclafani, H. Ulbricht and M. Arndt, UV and VUV ionization of organic molecules, clusters and complexes, J. Phys. Chem. A 113, 9952 (2009).

Hornberger, K., S. Gerlich, H. Ulbricht, L. Hackermueller, S. Nimmrichter, I. V. Goldt, O. Boltalina and M. Arndt, Theory and experimental verification of Kapitza-Dirac-Talbot-Lau interferometry, New J. Phys. 11, 043032 (2009).

Ulbricht, H., M. Arndt, and N. Gotsche, Devices for and methods of handling nanowires, International Patent, WO2009000285(A1) (2009).

Ulbricht, H., Interaction kinetics of atoms and molecules on carbon nanotube surfaces, Surf. Sci. 603, 1853 (2009). Special Issue of Surface Science dedicated to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Ertl, Nobel-Laureate in Chemistry 2007.


Nimmrichter, S., K. Hornberger, H. Ulbricht, and M. Arndt
Absolute absorption spectroscopy based on molecule interferometry
Phys. Rev. A 78, 063607 (2008).

Gerlich, S., M. Gring, H. Ulbricht, K. Hornberger, J. Tuexen, M. Mayor and M. Arndt
Matter-wave metrology as a complementary tool for mass spectroscopy
Angw. Chem. 47, 6195-6198 (2008).

Marksteiner, M., P. Haslinger, H. Ulbricht, M. Sclafani, H. Oberhofer, C. Dellago and M. Arndt
Gas-phase formation of large neutral alkaline-earth metal tryptophan complexes
J Am Soc Mass Spectrom 19, 1021-1026 (2008).

Ulbricht H., M. Berninger, S. Deachapunya, A. Stefanov and M. Arndt
Gas-phase sorting of fullerenes, polypeptides and carbon nanotubes
Nanotechnology 19, 045502 (2008), and arXiv:0708.1936.

Deachapunya, S., P. J. Fagan, A. G. Major, E. Reiger, H. Ritsch, A. Stefanov, H. Ulbricht and M. Arndt
Slow beams of massive molecules
Eur. Phys. J. D 46, 307-313 (2008), and arXiv:0708.1449v1.


Hackermueller, L., K. Hornberger, S. Gerlich, M. Gring, H. Ulbricht and M. Arndt
Optical polarizabilities of large molecules measured in near-field interferometry
Appl. Phys. B 89, 469 - 473 (2007).

Gerlich, S., L. Hackermueller, K. Hornberger, A. Stibor, H. Ulbricht, M. Gring, F. Goldfab, T. Savas, M. Mueri, M. Mayor and M. Arndt
A Kapitza-Dirac-Talbot-Lau interferometer for highly polarizable molecules
Nature Physics 3, 711 - 715 (2007).

Deachapunya, S., A. Stefanov, M. Berninger, H. Ulbricht, M. Arndt, E. Reiger and N. L. Doltsinis
Thermal and electrical properties of porphyrin derivatives and their relevance for molecule interferometry
J. Chem. Phys. 126, 164304 (2007).

Gotsche N., H. Ulbricht and M. Arndt
UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy of large molecules for applications in matter wave interferometry
Laser Physics 17(4), 1 - 8 (2007).

Zhu Z., J. Crochet, M. S. Arnold, M. C. Hersam, H. Ulbricht, D. Resasco, and T. Hertel
Pump-Probe Spectroscopy of Exciton Dynamics in (6,5) Carbon Nanotubes
J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 3831 - 3835 (2007).


Marksteiner M., G. Kiesewetter, L. Hackermueller, H. Ulbricht and M. Arndt
Cold beams of biomolecules for quantum optics
Acta Phys. Hung. B 26, 87 - 94 (2006).

Hertel, T., Z. Zhu, J. Crochet, C. McPheeters, H. Ulbricht and D. Resasco
Exciton dynamics probed in carbon nanotube suspensions with narrow diameter distribution
phys. stat. sol. (B) 243, 3186 - 3191 (2006).

Ulbricht, H., R. Zacharia, N. Cindir and T. Hertel
Thermal desorption of gases and solvents from graphite and carbon nanotube surfaces
Carbon 44, 2931-2942 (2006).

Hertel, T., A. Hagen, V. Talalaev, K. Arnold, F. Hennrich, M. Kappes, S. Rosenthal, J. McBride, H. Ulbricht and E. Flahaut
Spectroscopy of single- and double-wall carbon nanotubes in different environments
Nano Letters 5, 511-514 (2005).

Zacharia, R., H. Ulbricht and T. Hertel
The interlayer cohesive energy of graphite from thermal desorption of polyaromatic hydrocarbons
Phys. Rev. B 69, 155406 (2004).

Ulbricht, H., and T. Hertel
Dynamics of C60 encapsulation into single-wall carbon nanotubes
J. Phys. Chem B 107, 14185-14190 (2003).

Ulbricht, H., G. Moos, and T. Hertel
Interaction of C60 with carbon nanotubes and graphite
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 095501 (2003).

Ulbricht, H., G. Moos, and T. Hertel
Interaction of molecular oxygen with single-wall carbon nanotube bundles and graphite
Surf. Sci. 532, 852-856 (2003).

Ulbricht, H., G. Moos, and T. Hertel
Physisorption of Molecular Oxygen on Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Bundles and Graphite
Phys. Rev. B 66,075404 (2002).

Ulbricht, H., J. Kriebel, G. Moos, and T. Hertel
Desorption Kinetics and Interaction of Xe with Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Bundles
Chem. Phys. Lett. 363, 252 (2002).

Conference Proceedings

Arndt M., M. Berninger, S. Deachapunya, S. Gerlich, L. Hackermueller, A. G. Major, M. Marksteiner, A. Stefanov and H. Ulbricht
On the prospects of interferometry and deflectometry for characterizing large molecules
Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 159, 1-9 (2008).

Ulbricht, H., G. Moos and T. Hertel
Wetting of single-wall carbon nanotube ropes and graphite
AIP Conference Proceedings 685, 152-155 (2003).

Ulbricht, H., G. Moos, and T. Hertel
Interaction of O2 and C60 with Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Bundles from Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy
AIP Conference Proceedings 633, 332-335 (2002).

Theses and Reports

David W. Hempston Force detection in levitated optomechanics PhD Thesis, Physics, Southampton (08/2017).

Jamie Vovrosh Parametric feedback cooling and squeezing of optically levitated particles PhD Thesis, Physics, Southampton (08/2017).

Paul Clark Quantum Optics with Electrons in Graphene PhD Thesis, Physics, Southampton (05/2017).

Jack Morphew Towards an integrated ion trap - cavity system with strong coupling for multiple ions PhD Thesis, Physics, Southampton (07/2016).

Muddassar Rashid Cooling and Squeezing in Levitated Optomechanics PhD Thesis, Physics, Southampton (07/2016).

Ben Stray Imaging Nanoparticles for Interferometry Experiments MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2016).

Lewis Piper Measurement of Thermal Radiation from Nanoparticles MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2016).

Joel Collins Optomechanical Cooling of the Motion of Nanoparticles MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2015).

Christopher J Dawson On the creation of a high Q opto-mechanical trap for resonantly pumping nanodiamond NV-centre spin polarisation MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2015).

Sebastian Lovestam Matter-Wave Interferometry with Rubidium Atoms MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2015).

David S Murdoch An Investigation into Detection of Nanoparticles under Vacuum for Interferometry MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2015).

Samuel Rios Magnetic Levitation of a Superconductor MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2015).

Kenneth Thomas Magnetic Manipulation of Rubidium Atoms MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2015).

Xiaxi Cheng Exploration of matter wave interferometry in the Talbot-Lau design Masterarbeit, Physics, Southampton and Vienna (09/2014).

Carola Szewc Molecule Interference in the near-field Talbot regime PhD Thesis, Physics, Southampton (03/2014).

Robert Young Exploration of Matterwave Interferometry in the Talbot-Lau design Master Thesis, Physics, Southampton and Vienna (06/2014).

George Winstone Optical probing the chirality induced bandgap of graphene MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2014).

Marco Moreno An experimental proposal to test the CSL wavefunction collapse MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2014).

Chloe Green Wigner function description and modelling of a magnetic device to manipulate and interfere matter-waves BSc Thesis, Physics, Southampton (03/2014).

Augustin Eden Testing vacuum compatible field coils for deflection of magnetic molecules BSc Thesis, Physics, Southampton (03/2014).

David Hempston Landau Levels in graphene MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2013).

Ashley Greathead Molecule Interferometry MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2013).

Richard Hudson Testing vacuum compatible field coils for deflection of magnetic molecules MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2013).

Sam Hendry Metalensing Molecules MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2012).

Richard J Hudson Investigation of Negative Refraction of a Matter-wave Containing Magnetic Particles MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2012).

Robert Young Negative Refractive Index for Matter-waves MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2012).

William Hay Feasibility Study: Gold nanoparticle matterwave Interference MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2012).

Mark Treasure Design of a Buffer gas cooling system for the production of cold molecular beams MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2012).

Joe Spencer Suspended graphene MEMS device for molecule detection MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2012).

David Grass Mesoscopic Particel Source for Polystyrene Spheres MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2011).

Michelle C Ross Graphene Optical spectroscopy MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2011).

Liam Boodhoo Graphene Raman spectroscopy MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2011).

Lee Patterson Fabrication of nano-scale diffraction gratings for a Talbot-Lau molecule interferometer MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2010).

Joseph Rushton A graphene beam splitter for electrons. MPhys Thesis, Physics, Southampton (06/2010).

Hendrik Ulbricht Zur Wechselwirkung von Gasen mit Kohlenstoff-Nanoroehren, Graphit und C60 (Interaction of gases with carbon nanotubes, graphite and C60), PhD Thesis, Physics, FU Berlin (12/2003).

Hendrik Ulbricht Gravitationstheoretische Aspekte des Holographischen Prinzips (Gravitational Aspects of the Holographic Principle), Diploma Thesis, Physics, TU Berlin (10/2000).