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Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar

Monday, February 1, 2010
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus

Dr. H. R. Sadeghpour, Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics (ITAMP), Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

“Rydberg Molecules Redux: Yet a New Class?.”

How Rydberg atoms are perturbed in the presence of ground state atoms is an old subject and has garnered considerable attention. In this talk, I describe several exotic classes of ultralong and ultracold Rydberg molecules, bound by a "Rydberg" bond, and with fascinating properties. A subset of these molecules have recently been realized in the lab and are by far the largest molecules ever created. I will describe a new set of ulralong Rydberg molecules formed due to the interaction of Rydberg atoms and polar molecules.

Contact:

Dawn Rawlinson dawn.rawlinson@uconn.edu 486-4916

Physics Department (primary)

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