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Opportunities for Fundamental Physics Research with Radioactive Molecules

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Michail Athanasakis-Kaklamanakis, Mia Au, Jochen Ballof, Robert Berger, Anastasia Borschevsky, Alexander Breier, Dmitry Budker, Luke Caldwell, Christopher Charles, Vincenzo Cirigliano, Jordy de Vries, David DeMille, Jacek Jacek Dobaczewski, Ch. E. Dullmann, Ephraim Eliav, Ephraim Eliav, Jonathan Engel, Mingyu Fan, Victor Flambaum, Alyssa Gaiser, Ronald Garcia Ruiz, Konstantin Gaul, Thomas Geisen, Alexander Gottberg, Gerald Gwinner, Reinhard Heinke, Steven Hoekstra, Jason Holt, Nicholas Hutzler, Andrew Jayich, Stephan Malbrunot-Ettenauer, Takayuki Miyagi, Iain Moore, Petr Navratil, Witold Nazarewicz, Gerda Neyens, Eric Norrgard, Nicholas Nusgart, Lukas Pasteka, Roy Ready, Moritz Pascal Reiter, Mikael Reponen, Sebastian Rothe, Marianna Safronova, Andrea Shindler, Jaideep Singh, Leonid Skripnikov, Silviu-Marian Udrescu, Shane Wilkins

Abstract

Radioactive molecules hold great promise for their discovery potential in diverse fields. The extreme nuclear properties of heavy, short-lived nuclei and the intrinsic sensitivity, flexibility, and quantum control opportunities available to molecules make them a competitive platform for advancing high-energy particle physics, cosmology, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and chemistry – a breadth which is reflected in the corresponding research community. In addition to their discovery potential, the common threads which tie the community together are the two challenges of working with radioactive molecules: controlling heavy and complex molecules at the level of a single quantum states, and handling radioactive isotopes.
Citation
Journal of Physics G-Nuclear and Particle Physics

Keywords

radioactive molecule, fundamental physics

Citation

Athanasakis-Kaklamanakis, M. , Au, M. , Ballof, J. , Berger, R. , Borschevsky, A. , Breier, A. , Budker, D. , Caldwell, L. , Charles, C. , Cirigliano, V. , de Vries, J. , DeMille, D. , Jacek Dobaczewski, J. , Dullmann, C. , Eliav, E. , Eliav, E. , Engel, J. , Fan, M. , Flambaum, V. , Gaiser, A. , Garcia Ruiz, R. , Gaul, K. , Geisen, T. , Gottberg, A. , Gwinner, G. , Heinke, R. , Hoekstra, S. , Holt, J. , Hutzler, N. , Jayich, A. , Malbrunot-Ettenauer, S. , Miyagi, T. , Moore, I. , Navratil, P. , Nazarewicz, W. , Neyens, G. , Norrgard, E. , Nusgart, N. , Pasteka, L. , Ready, R. , Reiter, M. , Reponen, M. , Rothe, S. , Safronova, M. , Shindler, A. , Singh, J. , Skripnikov, L. , Udrescu, S. and Wilkins, S. (2023), Opportunities for Fundamental Physics Research with Radioactive Molecules, Journal of Physics G-Nuclear and Particle Physics (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created September 18, 2023