Previous Research Projects

Past research in the Doyle group has explored diverse topics within various subfields of physics and chemistry. Here we provide some highlights of our research achievements.


o Magnetic trapping of ultracold neutrons for accurate measurement of the neutron lifetime

Magnetic trapping of neutrons, Nature volume 403, pages 62–64 (2000).

o A Bose-Einstein condensate without laser cooling

Buffer-Gas Cooled Bose-Einstein Condensate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 103005 (2009).

o Study of atom-molecule collisions in a superconducting magnetic trap

Cold N+NH Collisions in a Magnetic Trap, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 053201 (2011).

Mechanism of Collisional Spin Relaxation in 3Σ Molecules, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 013003 (2009).

o Complex mixture analysis and chiral molecules

Enantiomer-specific detection of chiral molecules via microwave spectroscopy, Nature volume 497, pages 475–477 (2013)

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Sensitive Chiral Analysis via Microwave Three-Wave Mixing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 023008 (2013).

o Magnetic trapping of rare-earth atoms at millikelvin temperatures:

Magnetic trapping of rare-earth atoms at millikelvin temperatures, Nature volume 431, pages 281–284 (2004).

o Magnetic trapping of molecules

Magnetic trapping of calcium monohydride molecules at millikelvin temperatures, Nature volume 395, pages 148–150 (1998).