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.
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
Nicolas Zuber, Universität Stuttgart, 5. Physikalisches Institut