Session T28: Focus Session: Production and Application of Cold Molecules II

2:30 PM–4:42 PM, Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Room: C124

Sponsoring Unit: DCP
Chair: Jeremy Hutson, University of Durham

Abstract ID: BAPS.2010.MAR.T28.3

Abstract: T28.00003 : Ultracold polar molecules

3:18 PM–3:54 PM

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  Deborah Jin
    (University of Colorado/JILA)

I will discuss recent experiments at JILA exploring an ultracold gas of fermionic polar molecules. We create a high phase-space-density gas of ground-state KRb molecules and study chemical reactions in a regime where quantum statistics, single scattering partial waves, and quantum threshold laws play dominant roles.

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