Simulation of quantum collinear chemical reactions with ultracold atoms Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2011

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 5

issue

  • 19, 195302

volume

  • 44

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0953-4075

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6455

abstract

  • We study a scaling and coordinate transformation to physically simulate quantum three-body collinear chemical reactions of the type A+BC → AB+C by the motion of a single ultracold atom or a weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensate on an L-shaped waveguide. We determine its feasibility with current technology and its limitations. As an example we work out the parameters to model the reaction F+H2 → H+HF by the propagation of ultracold lithium atoms.

keywords

  • ultracold atoms; chemical reactions