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Cold and Ultracold Collisions in Quantum Microscopic and Mesoscopic Systems

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  • Author: John Weiner, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III)
  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036931

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  • This book describes collisions between atoms that have been cooled to extremely low temperatures by optical and evaporative cooling techniques. The author reviews the elements of the quantum theory of scattering, and summarizes the theory and experimental techniques of optical cooling and trapping. Later chapters describe applications to precision spectroscopy, the determination of atomic properties, control of inelastic collisions by laser fields, and the manipulation of Bose-Einstein condensates (mesoscopic quantum systems). Finally, it reviews the essential properties of these mesoscopic quantum systems and describes the key importance of the scattering length to condensate stability. Descriptions of experiments and theory are included.

    • Combines light-field experiments with those of collisions under conditions of evaporative cooling
    • Discusses the importance of collisions for the realization of quantum computing.
    • Includes extensive bibliography of cold and ultracold collisions theory and experiment
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    '… 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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036931
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 169 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.381kg
    • contains: 113 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. General introduction
    2. Introduction to cold collision theory
    3. Experimental methods of cold collisions
    4. Inelastic exoergic collisions in MOTS
    5. Photoassociation spectroscopy
    6. Optical shielding and suppression
    7. Ground-state collisions

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    John Weiner, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III)

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