The Biggest Little Molecules in Nature

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Title: The Biggest Little Molecules in Nature
Author: Greene, Chris H.
Abstract: This colloquium will discuss recent theoretical predictions and experimental confirmation of two unusual classes of ultra-long-range molecules. One class involves a highly-excited Rydberg electron that manages to bind a distant ground state atom at thousands of Bohr radii. The other class involves the bizarre Efimov effect for three or four ground state atoms with resonant interactions. Implications for the behavior of ultracold quantum gases will be Addressed.
Description: Presented on December 7, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Room 1116 of the Marcus Nanotechnology building. Runtime: 62:24 minutes
Type: Lecture
Date: 2011-12-07
Contributor: Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics
University of Colorado, Boulder
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Physics colloquia
Ultra-long-range molecules
Rydberg electron
Efimov effect

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