People: Benjamin L. Augenbraun

Graduate Student
  1. L. Baum, N. Vilas, C. Hallas, B.L. Augenbraun, S. Raval, D. Mitra, J. Doyle, 1D Magneto-Optical Trap of Polyatomic Molecules. Physical Review Letters, 124(133201), March 2020.
  2. B.L. Augenbraun, Z. Lasner, J. Doyle, E.T. Mengesha, A.T. Le, T.C. Steimle, L. Cheng, and C. Zhang. Branching ratios, radiative lifetimes and transition dipole moments for YbOH. ArXiv February 2020.
  3. D. Mitra, N. Vilas, C. Hallas, L. Anderegg, B.L. Augenbraun, L. Baum, S. Raval, J. Doyle, and C. Miller. Direct Laser Cooling of a Symmetric Top Molecule. Science, 369(6509):1366-1369, September 2020.
  4. L. Baum, N. Vilas, C. Hallas, B.L. Augenbraun, S. Raval, D. Mitra, J. Doyle, Establishing a highly closed cycling transition in a polyatomic molecule. ArXiv June 2020.
  5. B.L. Augenbraun, Z. Lasner, A. Frenett, H. Sawaoka, J. Doyle, C. Miller, and T.C. Steimle. Laser-Cooled Polyatomic Molecules for Improved Electron Electric Dipole Moment Searches. New Journal of Physics, 22(022003), February 2020.
  6. B.L. Augenbraun, J. Doyle, I. Kozyryev, and T. Zelevinsky. Molecular Asymmetry and Optical Cycling: Laser Cooling Asymmetric Top Molecules. Physical Review X, 10(031022), July 2020.
  7. L. Anderegg, B.L. Augenbraun, Y. Bao, S. Burchesky, L. Cheuk, W. Ketterle, J. Doyle, Laser Cooling of Optically Trapped Molecules. Nature, 14:890–893, 2018.
  8. L. Cheuk, L. Anderegg, B.L. Augenbraun, Y. Bao, S. Burchesky, W. Ketterle, J. Doyle, Λ-Enhanced Imaging of Molecules in an Optical Trap. Phys. Rev. Lett, 121(083201), August 2018.
  9. E. Chae, L. Anderegg, B.L. Augenbraun, A. Ravi, B. Hemmerling, N. Hutzler, W. Ketterle, J. Doyle, A. Collopy, and J. Ye. One dimensional magneto-optical compression of a cold CaF molecular beam. New Journal of Physics, 19(033035), March 2017.
  10. L. Anderegg, B.L. Augenbraun, E. Chae, B. Hemmerling, N. Hutzler, A. Ravi, W. Ketterle, J. Doyle, A. Collopy, and J. Ye. Radio Frequency Magneto-Optical Trapping of CaF with High Density. Phys. Rev. Lett. , 119(103201), September 2017.
Fri April 9, 2021

Doyle group paper wins Lila Albin Award

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Committee, have awarded the Lila Albin Award for the Best Indoor Environmental Quality Paper for 2020 to the Doyle group. The paper is entitled: Assessment and Mitigation of Aerosol Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Laboratory and Office Environments.
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Sat September 1, 2018

Laser-cooling and Optical Trapping of Diatomic Molecules

Ultracold molecules have been proposed as a rich resource for many applications ranging from precision measurements and quantum metrology to quantum simulation and quantum information processing. The benefits of molecules in all these applications arise from the many internal degrees of freedom in a molecule. For example, even with the simplest two-atom diatomic molecules, one...
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Past Events
Fri April 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Location:MIT 26-214 and 26-210

At extremely low temperatures, the fundamental building blocks of the universe behave unexpectedly. Discover this hidden world at The Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA).

Fri April 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Location:MIT 26-210 and 26-214
Join CUA members to learn hands-on about some of the research that goes on in the CUA! Activities include a gum-drop model Ion Trap, a 6-foot Tornado Simulator, experiments with Liquid Nitrogen to see how ultracold temperatures change everyday objects, and a station to make your own holograms. The event will kick off with a...
Sun September 1, 2019 12:00 am
Ben (Doyle Group) gave Zoom presentations to a few different physics/chemistry middle school classes. One presentation to 6-8th grade science students in Oregon, another to 4th grade students in Georgia
Wed April 14, 2021 12:00 am
Location:Cambridge Science Festival
Follow the link (directly above) to see the CUA’s video entries for the 2021 Cambridge Science Festival, focusing on explaining some of the CUA’s research to a K-12 audience. Special thanks to our volunteers for creating these wonderful videos!