Tag Archives: Atomic and Molecular Physics

Defects Control Silica’s Viscosity

The quirky temperature dependence of liquid silica’s viscosity comes from the liquid equivalent of crystal defects, according to new simulations. Continue reading

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A Liquid Method to Prepare Ion Beams

A liquid-metal jet can strip electrons from a high-intensity, accelerator-based ion beam, increasing the beam’s charge and enhancing accelerator performance. Continue reading

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A Quick Way to Measure Isotope Ratios

A new laser-based method allows scientists to detect the isotope concentration of different chemicals in a gas in a short time. Continue reading

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Ultracold Molecules Have Staying Power

Intermediate, nonreactive atom-molecule complexes last for a surprisingly long time.  Read more in APS Physics…

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A Laser-Free Method for Cooling Heavy Molecules

Electric deceleration brings a beam of the largest molecules yet to a standstill. Continue reading

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Laser-Cooled Atoms and Molecules Collide in a Trap

An experiment shows the circumstances under which ultracold atoms are quick to kick molecules out of a trap, providing clues for how to use atoms as a refrigerant for molecules. Continue reading

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