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Quantum scattering resonances show that molecular symmetry dramatically changes the atom-molecule effective interaction.  

 

A. Klein, Y. Shagam, W. Skomorowski, P.S. Zuchowski, M. Pawlak, L.M.C. Janssen, N. Moiseyev, S.Y.T. van de Meerakker, A. van der Avoird, C.P. Koch, E. Narevicius, "Directly probing anisotropy in atom–molecule collisions through quantum scattering resonances", Nature Physics, Published online 17 October 2016, [DOI:10.1038/nphys3904]

News and Views | "Cold molecular collisions: Same object, different symmetry", Roland Wester, Nature Physics (2016) [DOI:10.1038/nphys3944]

 

 

Towards sympathetic cooling of molecules: we demonstrate co-trapping of molecular oxygen with atomic lithium! 

 

N. Akerman, M. Karpov, Y. Segev, N. Bibelnik, J. Narevicius, E. Narevicius, "Trapping of molecular Oxygen together with Lithium atoms", arXiv:1611.00155 (2016)

 

 

We have demonstrated the substantial brightening of molecular beams by suppression of skimmer interference. 

 

Y. Segev, N. Bibelnik, N. Akerman, Y. Shagam, A. Luski, M. Karpov, J. Narevicius, E. Narevicius, "Molecular beam brightening by shock-wave suppression", arXiv:1607.04844 (2016)

 

 

Our study of the molecular quantum rotor in low temperature reactions appeared online.

 

Y. Shagam, A. Klein, W. Skomorowski, R. Yun, V. Averbukh, C. Koch and E. Narevicius, "Molecular hydrogen interacts more strongly when rotationally excited at low temperatures leading to faster reactions", Nature Chem. 7 (11) 921, 2015, [DOI:10.1038/nchem.2359]