Inelastic titanium-titanium collisions

Mei-Ju Lu, Vijay Singh, Jonathan D. Weinstein
2009 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We have measured cold inelastic collisions between neutral ground-state titanium atoms: collisions that cause transitions between the different magnetic sublevels of the ͓3d 2 4s 2 ͔ 3 F 2 ground state of 50 Ti, as well as collisions that cause transitions between the fine-structure levels of the ͓3d 2 4s 2 ͔ 3 F J electronic ground state. Both processes occur with large rate coefficients, as would be expected from titanium's anisotropic electronic potential.
doi:10.1103/physreva.79.050702 fatcat:iurwhj53fjfsvmv2pudgv6nuli