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Ultracold Li + Li₂ collisions: Bosonic and fermionic cases

Cvitas, M.T.; Soldan, P.; Hutson, J.M.; Honvault, P.; Launay, J.M.

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M.T. Cvitas

P. Soldan

P. Honvault

J.M. Launay


We have carried out quantum dynamical calculations of vibrational quenching in Li Li2 collisions for both bosonic 7Li and fermionic 6Li. These are the first ever such calculations involving fermionic atoms. We find that for the low initial vibrational states considered here (v 3), the quenching rates are not suppressed for fermionic atoms. This contrasts with the situation found experimentally for molecules formed via Feshbach resonances in very high vibrational states.


Cvitas, M., Soldan, P., Hutson, J., Honvault, P., & Launay, J. (2005). Ultracold Li + Li₂ collisions: Bosonic and fermionic cases. Physical Review Letters, 94(3),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2005-01
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2007
Publicly Available Date Sep 20, 2010
Journal Physical Review Letters
Print ISSN 0031-9007
Electronic ISSN 1079-7114
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 94
Issue 3


Published Journal Article (156 Kb)

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