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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
6525 XZ Nijmegen
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