Polyatomic molecules formed with a Rydberg atom in an ultracold environment

I. C.H. Liu*, J. M. Rost

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Abstract

We investigate properties of ultralong-range polyatomic molecules formed with a Rb Rydberg atom and several ground-state atoms whose distance from the Rydberg atom is of the order of n2a0, where n is the principle quantum number of the Rydberg electron. In particular, we put emphasis on the splitting of the energy levels, and elucidate the nature of the splitting via the construction of symmetry-adapted orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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