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CM-AMO Seminar | New molecules and field sensors with Rydberg atoms

Alisher Duspayev (U-M Physics)
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
4:00-5:00 PM
335 West Hall Map
This talk is focused on using neutral atoms in highly-excited (Rydberg) states for creating long-range molecular bonds and for sensing AC/DC electric fields. First, a new molecular ion formed through electric multipole interactions between a Rydberg atom and an ion is presented. Its vibrational spectra and stability against nonadiabatic effects will be discussed. In the second part, I will present our recent experimental investigations on whether Rydberg-atom-based sensing would be practical for electric microfields that occur in ion clouds and plasmas. The talk will be concluded with a discussion of the ongoing efforts to use high-angular-momentum Rydberg states for electric-field sensing in room-temperature vapor cells.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Physics, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from CM-AMO Seminars, Department of Physics