Formation and dynamics of van der Waals molecules in buffer-gas traps.

Abstract

We show that weakly bound He-containing van der Waals molecules can be produced and magnetically trapped in buffer-gas cooling experiments, and provide a general model for the formation and dynamics of these molecules. Our analysis shows that, at typical experimental parameters, thermodynamics favors the formation of van der Waals complexes composed of a… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c1cp21317b

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