I Soft Question: Possible Applications of Rydberg Polarons?

Cuindless

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Hello Everyone,

So this article popped up in my feed today:

https://www.sciencealert.com/exotic-new-matter-rydberg-polaron-molecule-bose-einstein-condensate

It's your usual pop science stuff with an okay rundown of the basic physics behind this discovery, but it links to the study, published by the American Physical Society, found here:

https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.083401

It seems like an interesting leap forward from the theoretical to the actual, which got me wondering what me might use this new material for. Any ideas?

Sincerely,
- Cuindless
 

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Just in case you don't know, the arXiv version of the paper can be found here:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.03717.pdf

If you read the intro in the first two paragraphs, you'll see that this doesn't really have a direct application, but rather it advances our knowledge of polarons, spin-current transport, etc.

Zz.
 

Cuindless

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Thanks! I did read the paper because I have a subscription to APS, so I realize that the discovery as it stands doesn't have a direct application, I was more wondering if someone could see a potential future application. I deal mostly with mathematics and theory rather than application, but I like to think about these things and learn from people who know more about it than I do.
 

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