Resonant five-body recombination in an ultracold gas of bosonic atoms

by A. Zenesini, B. Huang, M. Berninger, S. Besler, H.-C. Nägerl, F. Ferlaino, R. Grimm, C. H. Greene, J. von Stecher
Abstract:
We combine theory and experiment to investigate five-body recombination in an ultracold gas of atomic cesium at negative scattering length. A refined theoretical model, in combination with extensive laboratory tunability of the interatomic interactions, enables the five-body resonant recombination rate to be calculated and measured. The position of the new observed recombination feature agrees with a recent theoretical prediction and supports the prediction of a family of universal cluster states at negative a that are tied to an Efimov trimer.
Reference:
Resonant five-body recombination in an ultracold gas of bosonic atoms,
A. Zenesini, B. Huang, M. Berninger, S. Besler, H.-C. Nägerl, F. Ferlaino, R. Grimm, C. H. Greene, J. von Stecher,
New Journal of Physics, 15, 043040, 2013.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{1367-2630-15-4-043040,
  title = {Resonant five-body recombination in an ultracold gas of bosonic atoms},  
  author = {Zenesini, A. and Huang, B. and Berninger, M. and Besler, S. and Nägerl, H.-C. and Ferlaino, F. and Grimm, R. and Greene, C. H. and von Stecher, J.},
  journal = {New Journal of Physics},
  volume = {15},
  number = {4},
  pages = {043040},
  year = {2013},
  month = {Apr},  
  abstract = {We combine theory and experiment to investigate five-body recombination in an ultracold gas of atomic cesium at negative scattering length. A refined theoretical model, in combination with extensive laboratory tunability of the interatomic interactions, enables the five-body resonant recombination rate to be calculated and measured. The position of the new observed recombination feature agrees with a recent theoretical prediction and supports the prediction of a family of universal cluster states at negative a that are tied to an Efimov trimer.},
  doi = {10.1088/1367-2630/15/4/043040},  
  url = {http://stacks.iop.org/1367-2630/15/i=4/a=043040},
  arXiv = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.1921}
}