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Cold and trapped metastable noble gases

Vassen, Wim; Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude; Leduc, Michele; Boiron, D; Westbrook, C.I; Truscott, Andrew; Baldwin, Kenneth; Birk, Gerhard; Cancio, Pablo; Trippenbach, Marek

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Experimental work on cold, trapped metastable noble gases is reviewed. The aspects which distinguish work with these atoms from the large body of work on cold, trapped atoms in general is emphasized. These aspects include detection techniques and collision processes unique to metastable atoms. Several experiments exploiting these unique features in fields including atom optics and statistical physics are described. Precision measurements on these atoms including fine structure splittings,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28790
Source: Reviews of Modern Physics
DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.84.175

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