Scattering lengths of calcium and barium isotopes

U. Dammalapati, L. Willmann, S. Knoop

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Abstract

We have calculated the s-wave scattering length of all the even isotopes of calcium (Ca) and barium (Ba) in order to investigate the prospect of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). For Ca we have used an accurate molecular potential based on detailed spectroscopic data. Our calculations show that Ca does not provide other isotopes alternative to the recently Bose condensed 40Ca that suffers strong losses because of a very large scattering length. For Ba we show by using a model potential that the even isotopes cover a broad range of scattering lengths, opening the possibility of BEC for at least one of the isotopes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054703
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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