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 language||American English|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - 2000|