Helium Droplets as Nanocryostats for Molecular Spectroscopy—from the Vacuum Ultraviolet to the Microwave Regime
Published Online: 15 SEP 2011
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Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy
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Callegari, C. and Ernst, W. E. 2011. Helium Droplets as Nanocryostats for Molecular Spectroscopy—from the Vacuum Ultraviolet to the Microwave Regime. Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2011
The spectroscopy of pure and doped helium nanodroplets is reviewed, with the goal to provide a reference for nonspecialists. The technical aspects of a helium-droplet machine for spectroscopy are addressed first. Spectroscopic methods and results are then presented, loosely divided according to the degree of freedom being excited (that is, practically, by photon energy). Technical aspects pertaining to each branch are presented, along with an overview of the physics that can be studied and of possible physical-chemistry applications. References for further reading are provided.