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Cold Chemistry

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Published: 04/09/2013 - 2:42pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

Graduate student Ben Knurr and Fellow Mathias Weber have added new insight into a catalytic reaction based on a single gold atom with an extra electron that transfers this electron into carbon dioxide molecules (CO2). This reaction could be an important first step future industrial processes converting waste CO2 back into chemical fuels. As such, it could play a key role in a future carbon-...

Published: 05/10/2011 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

The Lewandowski group recently decided to see what would happen if it could get cold molecules (1K–1mK) and ultracold (<1mK) atoms to collide. Former graduate student L. Paul Parazzoli, graduate student Noah Fitch, and Fellow Heather Lewandowski devised a novel experiment to determine the collision behavior of cold (100 mK) deuterated ammonia (ND3) molecules and ultracold (600 microK)...

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Published: 07/15/2013 - 3:34pm Type of Content: Research Areas
Molecular Cooling

For many years the Jun Ye group has been working with a technique known as Stark deceleration to slow down molecules and investigate their collision and cooling behaviors. One seminal experiment in 2012 (using this and other techniques) resulted in the first-ever evaporative cooling of hydroxyl radical molecules  (*OH) down to temperatures of no more than 5 mK.  The...