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author = {Jurgilas, S and Chakraborty, A and Rich, C and Sauer, B and Frye, MD and Hutson, JM and Tarbutt, M},
doi = {1367-2630/ac0c9a},
journal = {New Journal of Physics},
title = {Collisions in a dual-species magneto-optical trap of molecules and atoms},
url = {},
volume = {23},
year = {2021}

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AB - We study inelastic collisions between CaF molecules and Rb atoms in a dual-species magneto-optical trap. The presence of atoms increases the loss rate of molecules from the trap. By measuring the loss rates and density distributions, we determine a collisional loss rate coecient k = (1.43 ± 0.29) × 10‾¹cm³/s at a temperature of 2.4 mK. We show that this is not substantially changed by light-induced collisions or by varying the populations of excited-state atoms and molecules. The observed loss rate is close to the universal rate expected in the presence of fast loss at short range, and can be explained by rotation-changing collisions in the ground electronic state.
AU - Jurgilas,S
AU - Chakraborty,A
AU - Rich,C
AU - Sauer,B
AU - Frye,MD
AU - Hutson,JM
AU - Tarbutt,M
DO - 1367-2630/ac0c9a
PY - 2021///
SN - 1367-2630
TI - Collisions in a dual-species magneto-optical trap of molecules and atoms
T2 - New Journal of Physics
UR -
UR -
VL - 23
ER -