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Exploring Exotic Atomic and Molecular Collisions at Ultracold Temperatures

TitleExploring Exotic Atomic and Molecular Collisions at Ultracold Temperatures
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRuzic, BP
Academic DepartmentPhysics
DegreePh.D.
Number of Pages149
Date Published09-2015
UniversityUniversity of Colorado
CityBoulder, CO
Abstract

New experimental techniques have increased the scope of atomic and molecular control at ultracold temperatures. To understand molecular collisions and collisions between atoms with large electronic spin, we extend multichannel quantum defect theory to describe scattering in the case of high-partial-wave angular momentum and long-range anisotropic interactions. The efficiency and accuracy of these calculations facilitate the prediction and characterization of Fano-Feshbach resonances.