Interactions and collisions of cold metal atoms in magnetic traps

A. A. Buchachenko, Yu V. Suleimanov, M. M. Szczśniak, G. Chałasiński

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Current research in magnetic trapping of the metal atoms is commented upon from the viewpoint of the theory of interatomic interactions and collision dynamics at sub-kelvin temperatures. Atom-atom interactions that lead to collision-induced transitions between different Zeeman states of complex atoms are discussed using the concept of interaction anisotropy. Theoretical results for Zeeman relaxation dynamics for lanthanides, transition and heavy main group metals are reviewed and compared with recent experimental findings. Possible directions of future research are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number048109
JournalPhysica Scripta T
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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