Electrostatic guiding of the methylidyne radical at cryogenic temperatures

  title={Electrostatic guiding of the methylidyne radical at cryogenic temperatures},
  author={David M. Lancaster and C. H. Allen and Kylan Jersey and Thomas A. Lancaster and Gage Shaw and Mckenzie J. Taylor and Di Xiao and Jonathan D. Weinstein},
  journal={The European Physical Journal D},
Abstract We have produced a cryogenic buffer-gas cooled beam of the diatomic molecular radical CH (methylidyne). This molecule is of interest for studying cold chemical reactions and fundamental physics measurements. Its light mass and ground-state structure make it a promising candidate for electrostatic guiding and Stark deceleration, which allows for control over its kinetic energy. This control can facilitate studies of reactions with tuneable collision energies and trapping for precise… 
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