AMP: Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Theoretical studies support astronomical observations at all wavelengths, directly address topics of astrophysical importance, and pursue related studies in fundamental physics and atmospheric science.


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Localized electron density perturbations in an ultralong-range, homonuclear rubidium Rydberg molecule create a measurable permanent electric dipole moment. The perturbations are due to high angular momentum electronic states that are mixed with a highly excited spherically symmetric electronic state. W. Li et al., Science 334, 1110-1114 (2011).


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