Charge-transfer dissociation of vibrationally cold [Formula Presented] Evidence for and lifetime of the [Formula Presented] metastable state

D. Strasser, K. G. Bhushan, H. B. Pedersen, R. Wester, O. Heber, A. Lafosse, M. L. Rappaport, N. Altstein, D. Zajfman

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Abstract

Using an alternative technique to trap keV ion beams, the kinetic-energy release after dissociative charge transfer of vibrationally cold [Formula Presented] was measured. The results indicate that rapid radiative vibrational cooling takes place during the trapping, thus allowing a direct observation of the [Formula Presented] metastable state of [Formula Presented] which has been a subject of controversy in previous dissociative recombination experiments.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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