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Production of cold atoms via photdissociation of small molecules

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This thesis describes the development of a relatively novel technique for the gen- eration and subsequent trapping of cold species. Molecules in a pulsed supersonic expansion are photolysed, such that the centre-of-mass velocity vector of one of the fragments is equal in magnitude but opposed in orientation to the lab-frame velocity of the precursor molecule. This technique, known as ‘Photostop’, leaves a fraction of the fragments with a narrow velocity distribution, centered around zero v...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
Research group:
Softley Group
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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Deposit date:
2013-02-27

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