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dc.contributor.authorCamargo, F.
Whalen, J.D.
Ding, R.
Sadeghpour, H.R.
Yoshida, S.
Burgdörfer, J.
Dunning, F.B.
Killian, T.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T18:16:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-04T18:16:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Camargo, F., Whalen, J.D., Ding, R., et al.. "Lifetimes of ultra-long-range strontium Rydberg molecules." Physical Review A, 93, no. 2 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.022702.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/94167
dc.description.abstract The lifetimes of the lower-lying vibrational states of ultra-long-range strontium Rydberg molecules comprising one ground-state 5s2 1S0 atom and one Rydberg atom in the 5s38s3S1 state are reported. The molecules are created in an ultracold gas held in an optical dipole trap and their numbers determined using field ionization, the product electrons being detected by a microchannel plate. The measurements show that, in marked contrast to earlier measurements involving rubidium Rydberg molecules, the lifetimes of the low-lying molecular vibrational states are very similar to those of the parent Rydberg atoms. This results because the strong p-wave resonance in low-energy electron-rubidium scattering, which strongly influences the rubidium molecular lifetimes, is not present for strontium. The absence of this resonance offers advantages for experiments involving strontium Rydberg atoms as impurities in quantum gases and for testing of theories of molecular formation and decay.
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dc.title Lifetimes of ultra-long-range strontium Rydberg molecules
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Physical Review A
dc.citation.volumeNumber 93
dc.citation.issueNumber 2
dc.contributor.publisher American Physical Society
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.022702
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dc.citation.articleNumber 022702


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