Quantum dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates of atoms and molecules (2002–2005)

Ultralow-temperature physics has had spectacular success in the last decade in cooling atomic gasses down to the lowest temperature possible to form matter waves. The recent production of ultracold molecular gasses paves the way for a new type of chemistry, dubbed superchemistry, which is dominated by quantum processes and which is active at zero temperature. This project will undertake completely quantum-mechanical simulations of the atomic-molecular matter-wave dynamics and investigations of the precise quantum states in these ultralow-temperature systems. It will use novel methods adapted from laser theory, where they were used to correctly predict intrinsically quantum effects.''
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council