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By Roman Krems, Bretislav Friedrich, William C Stwalley

The First e-book on Ultracold Molecules

Cold molecules provide interesting homes on which new operational rules should be established (e.g., quantum computing) or that can permit researchers to review a qualitatively new habit of topic (e.g., Bose-Einstein condensates based by way of the electrical dipole interaction). This interdisciplinary publication discusses novel the right way to create and confine molecules at temperatures close to absolute 0 (1 microKelvin to one Kelvin) and surveys the examine performed with and on chilly molecules up to now. it truly is glaring that this study has irreversibly replaced atomic, molecular, and optical physics and quantum info technology. Its impression on condensed-matter physics, astrophysics, and actual chemistry is changing into obvious to boot. This monograph offers professional researchers in addition to scholars coming into the sector with a beneficial better half, one that, moreover, can assist to foster their id inside their associations and the physics and chemistry groups at large.

Features a foreword through Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach

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1 Langevin Model for Barrierless Reactions. . . . . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Cold Molecules: Theory, Experiment, Applications INTRODUCTION An understanding of atomic and molecular interactions and collisions is essential to the study of cold and ultracold molecules. Collisions govern the lifetime of molecules in traps and determine whether proposed cooling schemes will work.

2 Scattering of Metastable Helium Atoms . . . . . . . . . 3 Coupled Equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Scattering Calculations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Numerical Methods for Scattering . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Decoupling Approximations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Bound States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Numerical Methods for Bound States .

5 Low-Energy Scattering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Collisions in External Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Basis Sets without Total Angular Momentum . . . . . . 2 Spin Relaxation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Zero-Energy Feshbach Resonances . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Reactive Scattering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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