Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2015

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Physics

First Advisor

John Bohn

Second Advisor

Murray Holland

Third Advisor

Deborah Jin

Fourth Advisor

Michael Ritzwoller

Fifth Advisor

Robert Parson

Abstract

New experimental techniques have increased the scope of atomic and molecular control at ultracold temperatures. To understand molecular collisions and collisions between atoms with large electronic spin, we extend multichannel quantum defect theory to describe scattering in the case of high-partial-wave angular momentum and long-range anisotropic interactions. The efficiency and accuracy of these calculations facilitate the prediction and characterization of Fano-Feshbach resonances.

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