Molecular Quantum Matter

Dr Giacomo Valtolina

We are an experimental group in the Molecular Physics Department at the Fritz Haber Institute. Our research focuses on atomic and molecular systems at ultracold temperatures. We explore new regimes in experimental quantum science at the interface of quantum simulation, state-resolved chemistry, and precision measurements.

We are starting a new experiment with ultracold molecules created from a mixture of ultracold atoms. We are working with an atomic mixture of two highly magnetic atomic species, dysprosium and chromium. We plan to coax the unique properties of these atoms into new and exotic degrees of freedom of the final molecular species. These features will lead to new possibilities in the control of molecular collisions and reactions, and to the exploration of strongly interacting, dipolar molecular gases.

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