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Physics with colder molecular ions: The Heidelberg Cryogenic Storage Ring CSR

DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/4/1/046 Conference: DR2004: SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISSOCIATIVE RECOMBINATION: THEORY, EXPERIMENTS AND APPLICATIONS

ABSTRACT A novel cryogenic electrostatic storage ring is planned to be built at the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. The machine is expected to operate at low temperatures (similar to 2 K) and to store beams with kinetic energies between 20 to 300 keV. An electron target based on cooled photocathode technology will serve as a major tool for the study of reactions between molecular ions and electrons. Moreover, atomic beams can be merged and crossed with the stored ion beams allowing for atom molecular-ion collision studies at very low up to high relative energies. The proposed experimental program, centered around the physics of cold molecular ions, is shortly outlined.

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