The researchers found that the ultracold molecules were relatively long-lived and stable, resisting reactive collisions with other molecules.
Zwierlein's group sought to create ultracold molecules of sodium potassium, each consisting of a single sodium and potassium atom.
Malinovskaya participated in a workshop on emerging topics in cold and ultracold molecules
and their significance to the study of physics.
These dipole moments give researchers a way to manipulate the ultracold molecules
. When the team turned up an electric field around the molecules, the reaction rate went up dramatically-by a factor of 20 or 30, Jin said.
The 21 articles in the 2006 edition of this annual series summarize recent research findings in atmospheric and aerosol science, the spectroscopy of ultracold molecules
, and the novel features of surfaces.
Another team, including Jun Ye of the University of Colorado at Boulder, succeeded in making ultracold molecules
These new experiments have created a large, stable supply of ultracold molecules
stationary enough to operate on.
Supermolecules Physicists induced clouds of trapped, ultracold molecules
to form Bose-Einstein condensates.
* Researchers created the first ultracold molecules
and a superatom, or Bose-Einstein condensate, of hydrogen (153: 342; 154: 54).