Production and application of translationally cold molecules

  title={Production and application of translationally cold molecules},
  author={Hendrick L. Bethlem and Gerard Meijer},
  journal={International Reviews in Physical Chemistry},
  pages={128 - 73}
  • H. Bethlem, G. Meijer
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Physics
  • International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
Inspired by the spectacular successes in the field of cold atoms, there is currently great interest in cold molecules. Cooling molecules is useful for various fundamental physics studies and gives access to an exotic regime in chemistry where the wave property of the molecules becomes important. Although cooling molecules has turned out to be considerably more difficult than cooling atoms, a number of methods to produce samples of cold molecules have been demonstrated over the last few years… 

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