Hannover 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 9.3: Vortrag
Montag, 8. März 2010, 17:15–17:30, A 320
Semiclassical analysis of Rydberg molecules — •Gordana Palavestric, Jörg Main, and Günter Wunner — 1. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Stuttgart, 70550 Stuttgart
In cold gases ultra-long range Rydberg molecules have been predicted theoretically  and recently observed experimentally . The molecular binding can be described with a Fermi pseudo-potential and the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. We present a semiclassical model to describe the interaction. The electron of the highly excited Rydberg atom is scattered at the ground state atom. The transferred momentum causes a force on the neutral atom. We solve the classical equations of motion and investigate the initial condition for the bound dynamics of the “Rydberg molecule”.
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