|Title||One-dimensional confinement of magnetically decelerated supersonic beams of O-2 molecules|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Liu, Y, Zhou, S, Zhong, W, Djuricanin, P, Momose, T|
|Journal||PHYSICAL REVIEW A|
|Date Published||FEB 27|
We have demonstrated that supersonic beams of oxygen molecules (O-2) in the ground rotational state were slowed to a near standstill by a linear Zeeman decelerator and successfully confined spatially in an anti-Helmholtz magnetic trap. The translational temperature of the decelerated O-2 molecules was about 800 mK. The demonstrated trapping capability of paramagnetic species opens up various possibilities for the investigation of cold collisions and reactions of various radicals in the sub-kelvin regime by spatially confining them in a magnetic trap.