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Helium droplets: a chemistry perspective

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Abstract

Helium droplets provide an exotic and unique environment for the study of physical and chemical phenomena. Properties of these droplets include a low temperature (0.37 K), their superfluidity, and the ability to easily add a wide variety of atoms and molecules. This tutorial review provides a concise account of the basic principles of helium droplets, including how to form, dope, and interrogate these objects. There then follows a series of selected applications grouped under particular themes, with strong bias towards topics likely to be of particular interest to chemists.

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Submitted
23 Jul 2012
First published
24 Oct 2012

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 472-484
Article type
Tutorial Review

Helium droplets: a chemistry perspective

S. Yang and A. M. Ellis, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 472
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35277J

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