Low-temperature Chemistry in Uniform Supersonic Flows / M. Fournier, S. D. Le Picard and I. R. Sims -- Cold Molecular Collisions: Quantum Scattering Calculations and Their Relevance in Astrophysical Applications / Jacek Kłos and François Lique -- Low-energy Scattering in Crossed Molecular Beams / C. Naulin and A. Bergeat -- Long-range Interactions Between Ultracold Atoms and Molecules / Maxence Lepers and Olivier Dulieu -- Interactions of Atoms and Molecules in Cold Chemistry / Michał Hapka and Piotr S. Żuchowski -- Effects of External Magnetic Fields on Cold Molecular Collisions / Timur V. Tscherbul -- Role of Resonances at Ultracold Temperatures / Robin Côté -- Experiments with Large Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets / Rico Mayro P. Tanyag, Curtis F. Jones, Charles Bernando, Sean M. O. O’Connell, Deepak Verma and Andrey F. Vilesov -- Molecular Impurities Interacting with a Many-particle Environment: From Ultracold Gases to Helium Nanodroplets / Mikhail Lemeshko and Richard Schmidt -- Cold Ion Chemistry / Dongdong Zhang and Stefan Willitsch -- Controlling a Quantum Gas of Polar Molecules in an Optical Lattice / Jacob P. Covey, Steven A. Moses, Jun Ye and Deborah S. Jin -- Ultracold Collisions of Molecules / Goulven Quéméner -- Coherent Control of Cold Collisions / Christiane P. Koch.
Recent years have seen tremendous progress in research on cold and controlled molecular collisions, both in theory and in experiment. The advent of techniques to prepare cold and ultracold molecules and ions, to store them in optical lattices or in charged quasicristalline structures, and to use them in crossed or merged beam experiments have opened many new possibilities to study the most fundamental aspects of molecular interactions. At the same time, theoretical work has made progress in tackling these problems and accurately describing quantum effects in complex systems, and in proposing viable options to control chemical reactions at ultralow energies. Through tutorials on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of research in cold and ultracold molecular collisions, this book provides advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and researchers with the foundations needed to understand this exciting field.