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|Author(s):||Z. Y. Liu; P. A. Dowben; A P. Popov; David P. Pappas;|
|Title:||Consideration of possible mass and velocity corrections to magnetic experiments|
|Published:||January 01, 2003|
|Abstract:||Gadolinium occurs, in natural abundance, as several isotopes. The possible combinations of different gadolinium isotopes dictates that even for a fixed number of atoms in the cluster, clusters of gadolinium atoms will exhibit a range of masses. This and the expected consequence of the translation energy distributions are explored as possible corrections to Stern-Gerlach cluster beam-deflection experiments. Upon closer inspection of the experimental data, we find that the translation energy plus the vibrational temperature distribution may be inhomogeneous. This could be the origin of a long tail to high deflections in the experimental deflection profiles, at low cluster temperatures, in the magnetic cluster Stern-Gerlach experiments.|
|Citation:||Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)|
|Pages:||pp. 033202-1 - 033202-6|
|Keywords:||cluster beam deflection,magnetic clusters,Stern-Gerlach|