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Interactions in Ultracold Gases: From Atoms to Molecules



Interactions in Ultracold Gases: From Atoms to Molecules

Matthias Weidemüller (Editor), Claus Zimmermann (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-63507-8 February 2011 519 Pages


Arising from a workshop, this book surveys the physics of ultracold atoms and molecules taking into consideration the latest research on ultracold phenomena, such as Bose Einstein condensation and quantum computing. Several reputed authors provide an introduction to the field, covering recent experimental results on atom and molecule cooling as well as the theoretical treatment.

Tutorial Lectures:
Peter van der Straten, Harold Metcalf: The Quest for Bose-Einstein Condensation
John Weiner: Quantum Collisions
Klaus Sengstock, Kai Bongs: Quantum Degenerate Gases
Eberhard Tiemann: Cold Molecules
Allard Mosk: Experimental Techniques for Ultracold Gases

Topical Reports:
Rudi Grimm et al.: Two-Dimensional Gas of Cesium Atoms Confined by Evanescent Waves
Phil Gould et al.: Ultracold Rydberg Gases and Plasmas
Giovanni Modugno, Giacomo Roati: Interactions in Ultracold Atomic Mixtures
Immanuel Bloch et al.: Bose Einstein Condensates in Optical Lattice
Neill Claussen et al.: Atom-Molecule Coherence in 85 Rb BEC
Daniel Comparat et al.: Formation and Trapping of Cold Molecules
Gerard Meijer: Declaration and Trapping of Polar Molecules
Daniel Zajfman, et al.: Physics with Cold Molecular Ions
Ben Sauer: Cold Molecules as a Laboratory for Particle Physics
"The intention of addressing readers beyond the community of insiders is definitely fulfilled. ... The editors intention in aiming at advanced students and young researchers, as well at experienced researchers with different backgrounds is perfectly fulfilled."
Alkwin Slenczka, Uni Regensburg
ChemPhysChem, 2003, Vol. 4, No. 11