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Ultracold Matter - Molecules at Rest



Carl J. Williams, Paul S. Julienne


In this issue (1), a group from the University of Texas reports producing rubidium dimers that are essentially at rest, by assembling them from ultracold Rb atoms in an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). The report (see page 1016) contains several important accomplishments: the first observation of molecule formation a BEC, an ultraprecise measurement of a molecular binding energy, and the first measurement of the interaction energy between a condensate and a molecule.
287 No. 5455


Bose-Einstein condensate, cold molecules, Raman process


Williams, C. and Julienne, P. (2000), Ultracold Matter - Molecules at Rest, Science (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created February 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017