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ID: 299271.0, MPI für Kernphysik / Physics of Cold Molecular Ions and Ultra-Cold Ensembles
Action spectroscopy of H3+ and D2H+ using overtone excitation
Authors:Glosik, J.; Hlavenka, P.; Plasil, R.; Windisch, F.; Gerlich, D.; Wolf, A.; Kreckel, H.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2006-11
Title of Journal:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Journal Abbrev.:Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A
Issue / Number:1848
Start Page:2931
End Page:2942
Copyright:Copyright © Royal Society 2006
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:The H3+ ion and its deuterated isotopologues H2D+, D2H+ and D3+ play an important role in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. The main challenge for understanding these ions and their interaction at low temperatures are state-specific experiments. This requires manipulation and a simple but efficient in situ characterization of their low-lying rotational states. In this contribution we report measurements of near infrared (NIR) absorption spectra. Required high sensitivity is achieved by combining liquid nitrogen cooled plasma with the technique of NIR cavity ringdown absorption spectroscopy. The measured transition frequencies are then used for exciting cold ions stored in a low-temperature 22-pole radiofrequency ion trap. Absorption of a photon by the stored ion is detected by using the laser-induced reactions technique. As a monitor reaction, the endothermic proton (or deuteron) transfer to Ar is used in our studies. Since the formed ArH+ (or ArD+) ions are detected with near unit efficiency, the stored ions can be characterized very efficiently, even if there are just a few of them.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group of D. Zajfman/Atomic and Molecular Physics with Stored Ions (A. Wolf)
External Affiliations:Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, V Holešovickách 2, 180 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Institut für Physik, Technische Universität, 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
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