Ultracold polar molecules

Deborah S. Jin and Jun Ye

in Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Gases

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199661886
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748356 | DOI:

Series: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School

Ultracold polar molecules

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Ultracold polar molecules represent an exciting and challenging research direction for experiments. This chapter seeks to build on the tremendous success of ultracold atom gases in realizing interesting many-body physics in a clean, controllable model system. Extending this work to polar molecules can provide access to new types of many-body systems because of the strong, long-range, and anisotropic dipole–dipole interaction. The discussion covers making ultracold polar molecules, characterizing the ultracold polar molecules, and ultracold chemistry, dipolar interactions, and reduced dimensionality.

Keywords: many-body physics; polar molecules; dipole-dipole interaction; ultracold chemistry; dipolar interactions

Chapter.  2032 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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