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Formation of ultracold fermionic NaLi Feshbach molecules

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dc.contributor.author Heo, Myoung-Sun
dc.contributor.author Wang, Tout T.
dc.contributor.author Christensen, Caleb A.
dc.contributor.author Rvachov, Timur Michael
dc.contributor.author Cotta, Dylan Alain
dc.contributor.author Choi, Jae-Hoon
dc.contributor.author Lee, Ye-Ryoung
dc.contributor.author Ketterle, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-09T17:54:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-09T17:54:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.date.submitted 2012-05
dc.identifier.issn 1050-2947
dc.identifier.issn 1094-1622
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73689
dc.description.abstract We describe the formation of fermionic NaLi Feshbach molecules from an ultracold mixture of bosonic [superscript 23]Na and fermionic [superscript 6]Li. Precise magnetic field sweeps across a narrow Feshbach resonance at 745 G result in a molecule conversion fraction of 5% for our experimental densities and temperatures, corresponding to a molecule number of 5×10[superscript 4]. The observed molecular decay lifetime is 1.3 ms after removing free Li and Na atoms from the trap. Due to its extremely low reactivity, NaLi molecules in the ground state will have a much longer lifetime than KRb. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (U.S.) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. Office of Naval Research en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. Army Research Office (Grant W911NF-07-1-0493) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Optical Lattice Emulator Program en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.86.021602 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source APS en_US
dc.title Formation of ultracold fermionic NaLi Feshbach molecules en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Heo, Myoung-Sun et al. “Formation of Ultracold Fermionic NaLi Feshbach Molecules.” Physical Review A 86.2 (2012). ©2012 American Physical Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Heo, Myoung-Sun
dc.contributor.mitauthor Wang, Tout T.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Christensen, Caleb A.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Rvachov, Timur Michael
dc.contributor.mitauthor Cotta, Dylan Alain
dc.contributor.mitauthor Choi, Jae-Hoon
dc.contributor.mitauthor Lee, Ye-Ryoung
dc.contributor.mitauthor Ketterle, Wolfgang
dc.relation.journal Physical Review A en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Heo, Myoung-Sun; Wang, Tout; Christensen, Caleb; Rvachov, Timur; Cotta, Dylan; Choi, Jae-Hoon; Lee, Ye-Ryoung; Ketterle, Wolfgang en


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