DESIREE: Physics with cold stored ion beams
1 Department of Physics, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
2 Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, 41296 Gothenburg, Sweden
3 Applied Mathematics and Material Science, Malmö University, 20506 Malmö, Sweden
4 Lund Observatory, Lund University, 22100 Lund, Sweden
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Published online: 29 January 2015
Here we will briefly describe the commissioning of the Double ElectroStatic Ion Ring ExpEriment (DESIREE) facility at Stockholm University, Sweden. This device uses purely electrostatic focussing and deflection elements and allows ion beams of opposite charge to be confined under extreme high vacuum and cryogenic conditions in separate “rings” and then merged over a common straight section. This apparatus allows for studies of interactions between cations and anions at very low and well-defined centre-of-mass energies (down to a few meV) and at very low internal temperatures (down to a few K).
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