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CsYb: Magnetic Polar Molecules

Outline:

 

Ultracold dipolar molecules offer a wide range of potential applications in atomic and molecular physics, ranging from precision measurement of fundamental physics to ultracold quantum chemistry. The goal of this project is to create a quantum degenerate mixture of Yb and Cs confined in a 3D optical lattice and subsequently produce ultracold CsYb molecules. Such molecules possess both a magnetic moment and an electric dipole moment, and therefore offer intriguing possibilities for the quantum simulation of lattice spin models.

 

Funding:

 

"MMQA: MicroKelvin Molecules in a Quantum Array" EPSRC EP/I012044/1 (December 2010 - November 2016)

"QSUM: Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules" EPSRC EP/P01058X/1 (June 2017 - May 2022)