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Field Control of Cold Molecular Collisions

Project description

A quantum game of billiards with electric and magnetic fields as the cues

Heating things up causes molecules to get 'agitated', moving around with ever greater frenzy and increasing collisions. Conversely, cooling them down makes them sluggish. Theoretically, at absolute zero, motion would cease completely. The closer we get to this point, the more exotic are the behaviours we observe. The EU-funded FICOMOL project will focus on molecular collisions between ultracold atoms and molecules. The ambitious goal is to take us from observation to control, manipulating the interactions between individual molecules using applied electric or magnetic fields.

Host institution

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Net EU contribution
€ 2 000 000,00
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 000 000,00

Beneficiaries (1)

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 2 000 000,00
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

See on map

Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 000 000,00