Coherent rotation of angulons observed in experiment

The angulon theory was able to describe non-adiabatic dynamics of iodine molecules in superfluid helium nanodroplets, as observed in experiments of Henrik Stapelfeldt:

B. Shepperson, A. A. Søndergaard, L. Christiansen, J. Kaczmarczyk, R. E. Zillich, M. Lemeshko,
H. Stapelfeldt
Laser-induced rotation of iodine molecules in He-nanodroplets: revivals and breaking-free,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 203203 (2017)

Interestingly, the revival of alignment observed experimentally can be explained as a rotational revival of the angulon quasiparticle.

The theory was developed by Dr. Jan Kaczmarczyk, a postdoctoral fellow in our group.