Experiments with a Metastable Helium Atomic Trap
In this work I report on the development of a Magneto Optic Trap (MOT) for metastable helium atoms (He*). The metastable helium atoms are produced in a discharge nozzle source and collimated, slowed and compressed to provide a slow bright beam for loading the trap. The trap confines approximately 107 atoms, has a diameter of about 3 mm and with temperature approximately 1 mK. The trap is used for intra-trap and electron-atom scattering experiments. The results from these two experiments are...[Show more]
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