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- Three body recombination of ultracold dipoles to weakly bound dimers
- Ticknor, Christopher; Rittenhouse, Seth T.
- We use universality in two-body dipolar physics to study three-body recombination. We present results for the universal structure of weakly bound two-dipole states that depend only on the s-wave scattering length (a). We study threshold three-body recombination rates into weakly bound dimer states as a function of the scattering length. A Fermi golden rule analysis is used to estimate rates for different events mediated by the dipole-dipole interaction and a phenomenological contact interaction. The three-body recombination rate in the limit where a≫D contains terms which scale as a4, a2D2, and D4, where D is the dipolar length. When a≪D, the three-body recombination rate scales as D4.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy
- Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, no. 1 (Jul 2010), paper no. 013201
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 01 Mathematical Sciences; 02 Physical Sciences; 09 Engineering
- Three-body recombination; Ultracold dipoles; Weakly bound dimers
- American Physical Society
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2010 The American Physical Society.
- Peer reviewed