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PhD Defense

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Gant Science Complex, Room PB-121

Marco Ascoli, UConn Physics Department

"Spectroscopy of States with Ion-Pair Character Near Rb(5s)+Rb(4d)"

Molecular and Rydberg physics have separately enjoyed, in the last decade or so, an enormous expansion due to the application of laser cooling techniques that allow control and resolution previously unattainable. One field that lies at the intersection has not yet benefited from this development: heavy Rydberg states. Experimentally I investigated the possibility ion pair production in ultracold rubidium through configuration mixing.


Dawn Rawlinson, 486-4916,

Physics Department (primary)

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