A cryofuge for cold-collision experiments with slow polar molecules

  title={A cryofuge for cold-collision experiments with slow polar molecules},
  author={Xing Wu and Thomas Gantner and M. Koller and Martin Zeppenfeld and Sotir Chervenkov and Gerhard Rempe},
  pages={645 - 648}
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