Nuclear dynamics in quantum clusters

A. Heidenreich, I. Last, U. Even, J. Jortner*

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We address recent developments in the exploration of quantum nuclear dynamics in large, finite, low-temperature systems, focusing on Bose-Einstein condensates (T ≃ 100 nK), optical molasses (T ≃ 10-100 μK) and aromatic molecule · Hen clusters (T = 0.4 K). The expansion of optical molasses bears a close analogy to the nuclear dynamics of Coulomb explosion of multicharged clusters. Spectroscopy of electronic-vibrational excitations of anthracene · Hen clusters manifests large nuclear quantum effects, nonrigidity, large scale confinement and permutational symmetry effects. Perspectives for the novel research area of nuclear dynamics of ultracold finite systems are advanced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2325-2330
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2001


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