Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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.
Ruzic, Brandon P., "Exploring Exotic Atomic and Molecular Collisions at Ultracold Temperatures" (2015). Physics Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 144.