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Lecture 15 - Diatomic molecules
  • Fred Jendrzejewski,
  • Selim Jochim,
  • Matthias Weidemüller
Fred Jendrzejewski
Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik
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Selim Jochim
Physikalisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
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Matthias Weidemüller
Physikalisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
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Abstract

In this lecture we will start to put atoms together to build simple molecules. We will first use the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, to eliminate slow processes from the study of the fast electron dynamics. Then, we will study simple mechanisms of binding atoms.