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Cold and Ultracold Collisions in Quantum Microscopic and Mesoscopic Systems - John Weiner

Cold and Ultracold Collisions in Quantum Microscopic and Mesoscopic Systems

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Cold and ultracold collisions occupy a strategic position at the intersection of several powerful themes of current research in chemical physics, in atomic, molecular and optical physics, and even in condensed matter. The nature of these collisions has important consequences for optical manipulation of inelastic and reactive processes, precision measurement of molecular and atomic properties, matter-wave coherences and quantum-statistical condensates of dilute, weakly interacting atoms. This crucial position explains the wide interest and explosive growth of the field since its inception in 1987. The author reviews elements of the quantum theory of scattering theory, collisions taking place in the presence of one or more light fields, and collisions in the dark, below the photon recoil limit imposed by the presence of any light field. Finally, it reviews the essential properties of these mesoscopic quantum systems, and describes the key importance of the scattering length to condensate stability.

'... the strength of the book is in its references - over 450 of them, which admirable covers the field ... the book provides a comprehensive overview and a source of original references for researchers in the field.' Contemporary Physics

Preface
General introduction
Introduction to cold collision theory
Experimental methods of cold collisions
Inelastic exoergic collisions in MOTS
Photoassociation spectroscopy
Optical shielding and suppression
Ground-state collisions
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521781213
ISBN-10: 0521781213
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 4th January 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 18.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.57