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Cold Molecules

Theory, Experiment, Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Roman Krems, Bretislav Friedrich, William C Stwalley

CRC Press

753 pages | 279 B/W Illus.

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The First Book on Ultracold Molecules

Cold molecules offer intriguing properties on which new operational principles can be based (e.g., quantum computing) or that may allow researchers to study a qualitatively new behavior of matter (e.g., Bose-Einstein condensates structured by the electric dipole interaction). This interdisciplinary book discusses novel methods to create and confine molecules at temperatures near absolute zero (1 microKelvin to 1 Kelvin) and surveys the research done with and on cold molecules to date. It is evident that this research has irreversibly changed atomic, molecular, and optical physics and quantum information science. Its impact on condensed-matter physics, astrophysics, and physical chemistry is becoming apparent as well. This monograph provides seasoned researchers as well as students entering the field with a valuable companion, one which, in addition, will help to foster their identity within their institutions and the physics and chemistry communities at large.

Features a foreword by Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach

Table of Contents

COLD COLLISONS

Theory of Cold Atomic and Molecular Collisions, J.M. Hutson

Electric Dipoles at Ultralow Temperatures, J.L. Bohn

Inelastic Collisions and Chemical Reactions of Molecules at Ultracold Temperatures, G. Quéméner, N. Balakrishnan and A. Dalgarno

Effects of External Electromagnetic Fields on Collisions of Molecules at Low Temperatures, T.V. Tscherbul and R.V. Krems

PHOTOASSOCIATION

Ultracold Molecule Formation by Photoassociation, W.C. Stwalley, P.L. Gould, and E.E. Eyler

Molecular States Near a Collision Threshold, P.S. Julienne

Prospects for Control of Ultracold Molecule Formation via Photoassociation with Chirped Laser Pulses, E. Luc-Koenig and F. Masnou-Seeuws

Adiabatic Raman Photoassociation with Shaped Laser Pulses, E.A. Shapiro and M. Shapiro

FEW- AND MANY-BODY PHYSICS

Ultracold Feshbach Molecules, F. Ferlaino, S. Knoop, and R. Grimm

Molecular Regimes in Ultracold Fermi Gases, D.S. Petrov, C. Salomon, and G.V. Shlyapnikov

Theory of Ultracold Feshbach Molecules, T.M. Hanna, H. Martay and T. Köhler

Condensed Matter Physics with Cold Polar Molecules, G. Pupillo, A. Micheli, H.P. Büchler, and P. Zoller

COOLING AND TRAPPING

Cooling, Trap Loading, and Beam Production Using a Cryogenic Helium Buffer Gas, W.C. Campbell and J.M. Doyle

Slowing, Trapping, and Storing of Polar Molecules by Means of Electric Fields, S.Y.T. van de Meerakker, H.L. Bethlem, and G. Meijer

TESTS OF FUNDAMENTAL LAWS

Preparation and Manipulation of Molecules for Fundamental Physics Tests, M.R. Tarbutt, J.J. Hudson, B.E. Sauer, and E.A. Hinds

Variation of the Fundamental Constants as Revealed by Molecules: Astrophysical Observations and Laboratory Experiments, V.V. Flambaum and M.G. Kozlov

QUANTUM COMPUTING

Quantum Information Processing with Ultracold Polar Molecules, S.F. Yelin, D. DeMille, and R. Côté

COLD MOLECULAR IONS

Sympathetically Cooled Molecular Ions: From Principles to First Applications, B. Roth and S. Schiller

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCI074000
SCIENCE / Molecular Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science