A novel design for electric field deflectometry on extended molecular beams

Author(s): A. Stefanov, M. Berninger, M. Arndt

Journal: Meas. Sci. Technol.

Volume: 19

Page(s): 055801-055806

Year: 2008

DOI Number: 10.1088/0957-0233/19/5/055801

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We discuss the optimal shape of a beam deflector with applications in electric susceptibility measurements on wide molecular beams. In contrast to the well-established ‘two-wire’ concept, which is optimized for beams with a small lateral extension, our design realizes a compact element that provides a high and homogeneous force field at moderate voltage for molecular beams with a large extension in the direction of deflection.

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