The formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics

  title={The formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics},
  author={Oliver Dulieu and C. Gabbanini},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
Progress on research in the field of molecules at cold and ultracold temperatures is reported in this review. It covers extensively the experimental methods to produce, detect and characterize cold and ultracold molecules including association of ultracold atoms, deceleration by external fields and kinematic cooling. Confinement of molecules in different kinds of traps is also discussed. The basic theoretical issues related to the knowledge of the molecular structure, the atom–molecule and… 

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