Elastic slowing of supersonic beams

dc.contributor.advisorRaizen, Mark G.en
dc.creatorRiedel, Max Fabianen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-18T16:04:20Zen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T22:29:32Z
dc.date.available2016-02-18T16:04:20Zen
dc.date.available2018-01-22T22:29:32Z
dc.date.issued2006-12en
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis we describe a new method of producing an intense, cold beam of slow noble gas atoms. A beam produced by a pulsed cryogenic supersonic nozzle is reflected from a single crystal atom mirror mounted on the tip of a spinning rotor. Simulations show that fluxes of 10¹¹ He atoms per second at velocities of 50m/s and temperatures of less than 20¹K in the longitudinal direction are feasible. We describe in detail the apparatus built in our laboratory. We are able to tune the speed of a He-Ne mixture from 265m/s to 510m/s while maintaining a cold, monochromatic beam. We plan to reduce the speed of the reflected beam further to under 100m/s in the future by simple modifications of our system.en
dc.description.departmentPhysicsen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T23D51en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/33329en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
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dc.subjectSupersonic beamsen
dc.subjectNoble gas atomsen
dc.subjectPulsed cryogenic supersonic nozzleen
dc.titleElastic slowing of supersonic beamsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.genreThesisen

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