Precision laser photodetachment spectroscopy in magnetic fields

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Magnetic-field-dependent structure in the photodetachment cross section of negative sulfur ions has been observed. This is the first observation of such structure for any negative ion. The structure is found to be due in part to the excitation of the detached electrons to discrete cyclotron levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1320-1323
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1978


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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