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Merged neutral beams

Authors
  • Osterwalder, Andreas1
  • 1 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Institute for Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland , Lausanne (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date
Jul 25, 2015
Volume
2
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1140/epjti/s40485-015-0022-x
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

A detailed description of a merged beam apparatus for the study of low energy molecular scattering is given. This review is intended to guide any scientist who plans to construct a similar experiment, and to provide some inspiration in describing the approach we chose to our goal. In our experiment a supersonic expansion of paramagnetic particles is merged with one of polar molecules. A magnetic and an electric multipole guide are used to bend the two beams onto the same axis. We here describe in detail how the apparatus is designed, characterised, and operated.

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