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Nonhydrogenic effects in the deceleration of Rydberg atoms in inhomogeneous electric fields.

Abstract:
Argon atoms in Stark states at n approximately 25 have been decelerated and accelerated in inhomogeneous electric fields. The acceleration and deceleration behavior can be understood only by considering the adiabatic Landau-Zener dynamics that take place at the avoided crossings between the Stark states and the limited fluorescence lifetimes of approximately 10 micros.
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical Review Letters
Volume:
92
Issue:
3
Pages:
033005
Publication date:
2004-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
Source identifiers:
32616
Language:
English
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pubs:32616
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uuid:398b506d-5b97-408b-8294-0f74e8a2762c
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pubs:32616
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2012-12-19

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