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S. Gerlich, M. Gring, H. Ulbricht, K. Hornberger, J. Tüxen, M. Mayor, and M. Arndt
Matter-Wave Metrology as a Complementary Tool for Mass Spectroscopy,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 6195 (2008)

Quantum interferometry can serve as a useful complement to mass spectrometry. The interferogram reveals important information on molecular properties, such as mass and polarizability. The method is applicable to a wide range of molecular species and it is particularly valuable for characterizing neutral molecular beams. The proof-of-principle experiment shows that for complex molecules, matter-wave interferometry allows fragmentation in the source to be distinguished from molecular dissociation in the detector stage. cover

(4 pages, 4 figures)   [journal, pdf available upon request]

doi:10.1002/anie.200801942             (c) Wiley-VCH


see also the German version:

S. Gerlich, M. Gring, H. Ulbricht, K. Hornberger, J. Tüxen, M. Mayor, and M. Arndt
Materiewelleninterferometrie ergänzt die Massenspektrometrie,
Angew. Chem. 120, 6290-6293 (2008)

(4 Seiten, 4 Figuren)   [journal, pdf available upon request]

doi:10.1002/ange.200801942             (c) Wiley-VCH


See also the feature article by K.-O. Greulich:

K.-O. Greulich
The wave property of heavy molecules-Its use in mass spectroscopy
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 7990-7991 (2008)

(2 pages, 2 figures)   [journal]

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