"A Centrifuge Decelerator: Slowing down Molecular Beams with an Inertial Force."

  • Datum: 15.01.2013
  • Uhrzeit: 12:30 - 12:30
  • Vortragende(r): Dr. Sotir Chervenkov, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Abt. Quantendynamik
  • Raum: Herbert Walther Lecture Hall
  • Gastgeber: MPQ
"Achieving better control and ability to manipulate molecules by decelerating and cooling them is important for various fields of research, such as, many-body physics, quantum information science, cold chemistry, investigation of the fundamental properties of matter, etc. Towards this end, here we present the concept of and demonstrate the first experimental results from a novel and versatile decelerator for continuous beams of neutral polar molecules, which employs the centrifugal potential in a rotating frame. With this technique, deceleration of continuous supersonic beams from a cryogenic source is conceivable. This is expected to provide large samples of slow and internally cold molecules amenable to further cooling down to quantum degenerate regimes."
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