Cold N + NH Collisions in a Magnetic Trap

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Cold N + NH Collisions in a Magnetic Trap

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dc.contributor.author Hummon, Matthew T.
dc.contributor.author Tscherbul, Timur V.
dc.contributor.author Klos, Jacek
dc.contributor.author Lu, Hsin-I
dc.contributor.author Tsikata, Edem
dc.contributor.author Campbell, Wesley C.
dc.contributor.author Dalgarno, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Doyle, John M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-07T18:01:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Hummon, Matthew T., Timur V. Tscherbul, Jacek Klos, Hsin-I Lu, Edem Tsikata, Wesley C. Campbell, Alexander Dalgarno, and John M. Doyle. 2011. Cold N + NH collisions in a magnetic trap. Physical Review Letters 106(5): 053201. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0031-9007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5168868
dc.description.abstract We present an experimental and theoretical study of atom-molecule collisions in a mixture of cold, trapped N atoms and NH molecules at a temperature of ∼600  mK. We measure a small N + NH trap loss rate coefficient of \(\kappa_{loss^{(N+NH)}}\) = 9(5)(3)×10\(^{-13}\)  cm\(^3\) s\(^{-1}\). Accurate quantum scattering calculations based on ab initio interaction potentials are in agreement with experiment and indicate the magnetic dipole interaction to be the dominant loss mechanism. Our theory further indicates the ratio of N + NH elastic-to-inelastic collisions remains large (>100) into the mK regime. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Astronomy en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Engineering and Applied Sciences en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Physics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.053201 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Cold N + NH Collisions in a Magnetic Trap en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Physical Review Letters en_US
dash.depositing.author Doyle, John M.
dc.date.available 2011-10-07T18:01:25Z

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