Molecular beams with a tunable velocity

C.E. Heiner, H.L. Bethlem, G. Meijer

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The merging of molecular beam methods with those of accelerator physics has yielded new tools to manipulate the motion of molecules. Over the last few years, decelerators, lenses, bunchers, traps, and storage rings for neutral molecules have been demonstrated. Molecular beams with a tunable velocity and with a tunable width of the velocity distribution can now be produced, and are expected to become a valuable tool in a variety of physical chemistry and chemical physics experiments. Here we present a compact molecular beam machine, capable of producing 3D spatially focused packets of state-selected accelerated or decelerated molecules. © the Owner Societies 2006.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2666-2676
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics - PCCP
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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