Stopping paramagnetic supersonic beams: the advantage of a co-moving magnetic trap decelerator
The long standing goal of chemical physics is finding a convenient method to create slow and cold beams intense enough to observe chemical reactions in the temperature range of a few Kelvin. We present an extensive numerical analysis of our moving magnetic trap decelerator showing that a 3D confinement throughout the deceleration process enables deceleration of almost all paramagnetic particles within the original supersonic expansion to stopping velocities. We show that the phase space region containing the decelerating species is larger by two orders of magnitude as compared to other available deceleration methods.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Physics and chemistry of cold molecules