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Title: Continuous loading of an electrostatic trap for polar molecules
Authors: Rieger, T.
Junglen, T.
Rangwala, S.A.
Pinkse, P.W.H.
Rempe, G.
Keywords: Optical cooling of molecules
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review Letters, 2005, Vol.95, p173002
Abstract: A continuously operated electrostatic trap for polar molecules is demonstrated. The trap has a volume of ≈0.6cm3 and holds molecules with a positive Stark shift. With deuterated ammonia from a quadrupole velocity filter, a trap density of ≈108cm-3 is achieved with an average lifetime of 130 ms and a motional temperature of ≈300mK. The trap offers good starting conditions for high-precision measurements, and can be used as a first stage in cooling schemes for molecules and as a “reaction vessel” in cold chemistry.
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ISSN: 0031-9007
1079-7114 (Onnline)
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Copyright: 2005 American Physical Society
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