Atomic Physics Seminars

Monday, April 11, 2016
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"Dipole – Dipole Induced Transitions in Rydberg Atom Pairs "

Kapila Wijayaratne , UVA- Physics Department

Rydberg Atoms have pronounced dipole moments and dipole – dipole interactions lead to the pairing up of Rydberg atoms to form transient diatomic Rydberg molecules under special conditions. Resonant microwave transitions from pairs of Rb atoms have been observed and a configuration interaction model can be used to understand this phenomena. 

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