Ion microscope

A bond between David and Goliath

May 18, 2022

New binding mechanism between ions and Rydberg atoms detected.
[Picture: Universität Stuttgart, PI5, Nicolas Zuber]

We could verify a novel binding mechanism forming a molecule between a tiny charged particle and in atomic measures gigantic Rydberg atom. With the help of a self-build ion microscope we observed the molecule spatially resolved The well-known journal “Nature” published the results on the May 18, 2022.

Original Publication

Nicolas Zuber, Viraatt S. V. Anasuri, Moritz Berngruber, Yi-Quan Zou, Florian Meinert, Robert Löw, Tilman Pfau "Observation of a molecular bond between ions and Rydberg atoms"
Nature 605, 453-462, 2022

DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04577-5

Press information from the University of Stuttgart from May 18, 2022


Nicolas Zuber, Universität Stuttgart, 5. Physikalisches Institut 
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