Physics with molecular ions in storage rings

D. Zajfman*, S. Krohn, M. Lange, H. Kreckel, L. Lammich, D. Strasser, D. Schwalm, X. Urbain, A. Wolf

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We report on the possibility to produce homonuclear vibrationally cold molecular ion beams (using D2+ as an example) via the interaction of cold electrons with a stored beam. We demonstrate that cooling of the vibrational degrees of freedom can be achieved within a reasonable time, which is comparable to the beam lifetime. We also present preliminary results on the electron impact vibrational excitation of HD+.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)360-366
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventHCI - 2001 - Caen, France
Duration: 1 Sep 20026 Sep 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been funded by the German Federal Minister for Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF) within the framework of the German–Israeli Project Cooperation in Future-Oriented Topics (DIP) and by the European Community’s Research Training Networks Programme under contract HPRN-CT-2000-0142, ETR.


  • Cooling
  • Coulomb explosion
  • Molecular physics
  • Storage rings
  • Super elastic collisions


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