Accession Number:

AD0785407

Title:

Dynamic Molecular Deflection.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE