Long-range atom-metal-surface interaction and interference of atomic states

  • Yu.L. Sokolov
  • V.P. Yakovlev
  • V.G. Pal'chikov
  • Yu.A. Pchelin

Abstract:

The effect of long-range interaction of metastable hydrogen atoms with a metal surface is experimentally studied. The suggested experimental scheme uses the interaction as a component of an atomic interferometer. Qualitative and quantitative estimates of the atom-surface interaction are obtained for various experimental designs.

PACS. 31.30.Jv Relativistic and quantum electrodynamic effects in atoms and molecules – 32.70.Fw Absolute and relative intensities – 39.10.+j Atomic and molecular beam sources and techniques – 39.20.+q Atom interferometry 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu.L. Sokolov
    • 1
  • V.P. Yakovlev
    • 2
  • V.G. Pal'chikov
    • 3
  • Yu.A. Pchelin
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute" OGRA, 123182 Moscow, RussiaRU
  2. 2.Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, 115409 Moscow, RussiaRU
  3. 3.National Research Institute for Physical-Technical and Radiotechnical Measurements, VNIIFTRI, Mendeleevo, 141570 Moscow Region, RussiaRU

Personalised recommendations