Liesbeth M. C. Janssen

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The transition from a liquid to a glass remains one of the most poorly understood phenomena in condensed matter physics, and still no fully microscopic theory exists that can describe the dynamics of supercooled liquids in a quantitative manner over all relevant time scales. Here, we present a theoretical framework that yields near-quantitative accuracy for(More)
Whereas atom-molecule collisions have been studied with complete quantum-state resolution, interactions between two state-selected molecules have proven much harder to probe. Here, we report the measurement of state-resolved inelastic scattering cross sections for collisions between two open-shell molecules that are both prepared in a single quantum state.(More)
We investigate the ultracold reaction dynamics of magnetically trapped NH(X (3)Σ(-)) radicals using rigorous quantum scattering calculations involving three coupled potential energy surfaces. We find that the reactive NH+NH cross section is driven by a short-ranged collisional mechanism, and its magnitude is only weakly dependent on magnetic field strength.(More)
Ultraviolet photodissociation of SH (X 2Pi, upsilon"=2-7) and SD (X 2Pi, upsilon"=3-7) has been studied at 288 and 291 nm, using the velocity map imaging technique to probe the angular and speed distributions of the S(1D2) products. Photodissociation cross sections for the A 2Sigma+<--X 2Pi(upsilon") and 2Delta<--X 2Pi(upsilon") transitions have been(More)
We present four-dimensional ab initio potential energy surfaces for the three different spin states of the NH((3)Sigma(-))-NH((3)Sigma(-)) complex. The potentials are partially based on the work of Dhont et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 123, 184302 (2005)]. The surface for the quintet state is obtained at the RCCSD(T)/augmented correlation-consistent polarized(More)
We present elastic and inelastic spin-changing cross sections for cold and ultracold NH(X (3)Σ(-)) + NH(X (3)Σ(-)) collisions, obtained from full quantum scattering calculations on an accurate ab initio quintet potential-energy surface. Although we consider only collisions in zero field, we focus on the cross sections relevant for magnetic trapping(More)
The rotationally resolved magnetic dipole absorption spectrum of the oxygen A-band b(1)Σ(g)(+)(v=0) <- X(3)Σ(g)(-)(v=0) perturbed by collisions with helium was studied theoretically using the impact approximation. To calculate the relaxation matrix, scattering calculations were performed on a newly computed helium-oxygen (b(1)Σ(g)(+)) interaction potential(More)
We derive a general renormalized potential-following propagation method that efficiently solves the coupled-channels equations. The step size is variable, the method is compatible with reactive boundary conditions, and the algorithm may be combined with other renormalized algorithms, such as renormalized Numerov. We diagonalize the coupling matrix and(More)
The coupling of active, self-motile particles to topological constraints can give rise to novel non-equilibrium dynamical patterns that lack any passive counterpart. Here we study the behavior of self-propelled rods confined to a compact spherical manifold by means of Brownian dynamics simulations. We establish the state diagram and find that short active(More)