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Ultracold atoms

Cool ion chemistry

Hybrid traps for laser-cooled ions and neutral atoms make excellent cold-chemistry laboratories. Experiments now show that engineering quantum states can provide additional control for accessing and manipulating chemical reaction rates.

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Figure 1: Ion trap apparatus.

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Julienne, P. Cool ion chemistry. Nature Phys 8, 642–643 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys2386

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