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Ultracold atoms and molecules
Last Updated Date: 12/08/2011

Theory for ultracold atomic and molecular collisions and interactions is being developed and exploited to gain precise control over these … more

Multi-Photon Laser Cooling
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2011

Laser cooling of atoms is a powerful and widely used tool in atomic physics. Traditional laser cooling relies primarily on the mechanical effect of … more

Spinor Condensates and Ultracold Collisions
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2011

Interactions between cold atoms can provide us with the means to manipulate matter on the smallest scales. Collisions between laser-cooled atoms, … more

Quantum Physics Theory
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2010

Theoretical work relevant to the determination of values of the fundamental constants, tests of bound-state quantum electrodynamics (QED), and … more

Atomic Wavefunctions
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2010

NIST scientists are actively developing new algorithms for extremely high-accuracy computation of non-relativistic eigenstates of … more

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