Charge-transfer dissociation of vibrationally cold HeH+: evidence for and lifetime of the a 3Σ+ 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

An alternative technique for trapping, storing, and extracting ion beams of keV energies has been presented. By applying this technique, the metastable state of singly charged helium-hydride molecular ions were directly observed. The results indicate that the rapid radiative vibrational cooling takes place during the trapping.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)60705-60701
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume61
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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