Trapping polar molecules with a charged wire
Institute of Spectroscopy Russian Academy of Sciences,
Troitsk, Moscow region 142092, Russia
2 Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Accepted: 4 October 1996
We consider the interaction of a small polar molecule with the electric field produced by a charged wire. We conjecture that such molecules, if rotationally cold, can perform stable orbital motion around the wire. Experimental conditions to realize such wire traps are considered.
PACS: 33.80.Ps – Optical cooling of molecules; trapping / 33.15.Kr – Electric and magnetic moments (and derivatives), polarizability, and magnetic susceptibility
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