Controlling spin flips of molecules in an electromagnetic trap

  title={Controlling spin flips of molecules in an electromagnetic trap},
  author={David Reens and Hao Wu and Tim Langen and Jun Ye},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Doubly dipolar molecules exhibit complex internal spin-dynamics when electric and magnetic fields are both applied. Near magnetic trap minima, these spin-dynamics lead to enhancements in Majorana spin-flip transitions by many orders of magnitude relative to atoms, and are thus an important obstacle for progress in molecule trapping and cooling. We conclusively demonstrate and address this with OH molecules in a trap geometry where spin-flip losses can be tuned from over $200 \text{ s}^{-1} $ to… 

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