Dynamic Molecular Deflection.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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An experiment that tests a novel method for deflecting molecular beams using inhomogeneous resonance fields is described. If an electric field rotates at the same frequency as a molecule placed in it, the field and molecule remain aligned and the dipole moment-electric field interaction does not average to zero. If the field is spatially inhomogeneous then there is a net force on the molecule. This force can be used in making a molecular beam deflector. Resonance deflection of molecules in the J 0 and 1 rotational states of a molecular beam of CsF has been observed. The deflection is produced by passing a collimated molecular beam of CsF through the center of a TE111 microwave cavity which is oscillating at the J 0 1 transition frequency, 11.019 GHz. The theory of the effect as well as potential applications are also discussed. Modified author abstract
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Particle Accelerators