Abstract

We present a novel experimental tool allowing for kinematically complete studies of break-up processes of laser-cooled atoms. This apparatus, the 'MOTReMi,' is a combination of a magneto-optical trap (MOT) and a reaction microscope (ReMi). Operated in an ion-storage ring, the new setup enables us to study the dynamics in swift ion-atom collisions on an unprecedented level of precision and detail. In the inaugural experiment on collisions with 1.5MeV/amu O8 +-Li the pure ionization of the valence electron as well as the ionization-excitation of the lithium target was investigated.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Collision Dynamics; Ion Atom Collisions; Ionization-excitation; Laser-cooled; Laser-cooled Atoms; Magnetooptical Traps; Reaction Microscopes; Valence Electron; Dynamics; Ions; Lithium

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-9007

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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