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Title: Ultra-cold molecule production.

Abstract

The production of Ultra-cold molecules is a goal of many laboratories through out the world. Here we are pursuing a unique technique that utilizes the kinematics of atomic and molecular collisions to achieve the goal of producing substantial numbers of sub Kelvin molecules confined in a trap. Here a trap is defined as an apparatus that spatially localizes, in a known location in the laboratory, a sample of molecules whose temperature is below one degree absolute Kelvin. Further, the storage time for the molecules must be sufficient to measure and possibly further cool the molecules. We utilize a technique unique to Sandia to form cold molecules from near mass degenerate collisions between atoms and molecules. This report describes the progress we have made using this novel technique and the further progress towards trapping molecules we have cooled.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
875983
Report Number(s):
SAND2005-6518
TRN: US0600910
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; MOLECULES; ATOMS; PRODUCTION; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0000-0013 K; COLD TRAPS; ATOM-MOLECULE COLLISIONS; ATOMIC COLLISIONS; MOLECULAR COLLISIONS

Citation Formats

Ramirez-Serrano, Jamie, Chandler, David W., Strecker, Kevin, and Rahn, Larry A.. Ultra-cold molecule production.. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/875983.
Ramirez-Serrano, Jamie, Chandler, David W., Strecker, Kevin, & Rahn, Larry A.. Ultra-cold molecule production.. United States. doi:10.2172/875983.
Ramirez-Serrano, Jamie, Chandler, David W., Strecker, Kevin, and Rahn, Larry A.. Thu . "Ultra-cold molecule production.". United States. doi:10.2172/875983. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875983.
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abstractNote = {The production of Ultra-cold molecules is a goal of many laboratories through out the world. Here we are pursuing a unique technique that utilizes the kinematics of atomic and molecular collisions to achieve the goal of producing substantial numbers of sub Kelvin molecules confined in a trap. Here a trap is defined as an apparatus that spatially localizes, in a known location in the laboratory, a sample of molecules whose temperature is below one degree absolute Kelvin. Further, the storage time for the molecules must be sufficient to measure and possibly further cool the molecules. We utilize a technique unique to Sandia to form cold molecules from near mass degenerate collisions between atoms and molecules. This report describes the progress we have made using this novel technique and the further progress towards trapping molecules we have cooled.},
doi = {10.2172/875983},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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