Suppression of inelastic collisions of polar 1 state molecules in an electrostatic field

@inproceedings{Avdeenkov2006SuppressionOI,
  title={Suppression of inelastic collisions of polar 1 state molecules in an electrostatic field},
  author={Alexander V. Avdeenkov and Masatoshi Kajita and John L. Bohn},
  year={2006}
}
Collisions of polar 1 state molecules at ultralow energies are considered, within a model that accounts for long-range dipole-dipole interactions, plus rotation of the molecules. We predict a substantial suppression of dipole-driven inelastic collisions at high values of the applied electric field, namely, field values of several times B0 / . Here B0 is the rotational constant, and is the electric dipole moment of molecules. The sudden large drop in the inelastic cross section is attributed to… CONTINUE READING