Atomic-matter-wave diffraction evidenced in low-energy Na++Rb charge-exchange collisions

Abstract : Single charge transfer in low-energy Na++87Rb(5s,5p) collisions is investigated using magneto-optically trapped Rb atoms and high-resolution recoil-ion momentum spectroscopy. The three-dimensional reconstruction of the recoil-ion momentum provides accurate relative cross sections for the active channels along with their associated distributions in projectile scattering angle. The measurements are accompanied by molecular close-coupling calculations. The predicted diffractionlike oscillations in angular distributions are clearly resolved by the experiment. An excellent agreement is found between the present molecular calculations and the experimental data.
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Physical Review A, American Physical Society, 2012, 85, pp.032710. <10.1103/PhysRevA.85.032710>


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A. Leredde, A. Cassimi, X. Fléchard, D. Hennecart, H. Jouin, et al.. Atomic-matter-wave diffraction evidenced in low-energy Na++Rb charge-exchange collisions. Physical Review A, American Physical Society, 2012, 85, pp.032710. <10.1103/PhysRevA.85.032710>. <in2p3-00682613>

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