Research Projects

Assembly of Ultracold Molecules

This project aims at the creation of a quantum degenerate gas of dipolar NaK molecules and the experimental investigation of novel phenomena both looking at the physics of strongly correlated systems and the study of chemical processes in the ultracold realm.

 

Assembly of Ultracold Molecules

This project aims at the creation of a quantum degenerate gas of dipolar NaK molecules and the experimental investigation of novel phenomena both looking at the physics of strongly correlated systems and the study of chemical processes in the ultracold realm.

 

Direct Laser Cooling of CaF Molecules

Calcium monofluoride (CaF) molecules have a rare electronic structure that allows them to scatter many photons before decaying into a higher vibrational state. As a consequence, while atomic laser cooling methods normally do not translate to molecules, they do in the case of CaF. In our lab we try to use these techniques to slow, trap and further cool a beam of CaF for the purpose of studying molecular physics, long-range interactions and schemes for quantum computation.

 

Direct Laser Cooling of CaF Molecules

Calcium monofluoride (CaF) molecules have a rare electronic structure that allows them to scatter many photons before decaying into a higher vibrational state. As a consequence, while atomic laser cooling methods normally do not translate to molecules, they do in the case of CaF. In our lab we try to use these techniques to slow, trap and further cool a beam of CaF for the purpose of studying molecular physics, long-range interactions and schemes for quantum computation.

 

Quantum Chemistry

Our project explores chemical reactions in the quantum regime. We use a quantum-state selective ion imaging technique to detect quantum chemical reaction pathways in collisions of ultracold ground-state molecules.

 

Quantum Chemistry

Our project explores chemical reactions in the quantum regime. We use a quantum-state selective ion imaging technique to detect quantum chemical reaction pathways in collisions of ultracold ground-state molecules.