Evgeniy Loginov

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Evidence is presented of an unusual Rydberg system consisting of a helium nanodroplet containing a positively charged sodium ion and an orbiting electron. Rydberg states of this system with principal quantum number n<20 are found to be unstable on a nanosecond time scale. In contrast, Rydberg states with n≳100 are found to have a lifetime of 1.1 μs. In(More)
Excitation spectra up to the ionization threshold are reported for barium atoms located on the surface of helium nanodroplets. For states with low principal quantum number, the resonances are substantially broadened and shifted towards higher energy with respect to the gas phase. This has been attributed to the repulsive interaction of the excited atom with(More)
The dynamics following the photoexcitation of Na and Li atoms located on the surface of helium nanodroplets has been investigated in a joint experimental and theoretical study. Photoelectron spectroscopy has revealed that excitation of the alkali atoms via the (n + 1)s ←ns transition leads to the desorption of these atoms. The mean kinetic energy of the(More)
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