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Molecular physics

Very cool molecular ions

Achieving full control over all internal and external degrees of freedom of a molecule has been a long-standing goal in molecular physics. Newly developed methods to prepare translationally, vibrationally and rotationally cold molecular ions have brought this target one step closer.

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Willitsch, S. Very cool molecular ions. Nature Phys 6, 240–241 (2010).

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