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Single-Ion Recycling Reactions


  • We thank R. Eichler for discussions on the manuscript, and we are grateful to A. Gingell for producing the figure for the table of contents. Financial support from the Danish Agency for Science and Technology, the Carlsberg Foundation, the Lundbeck Foundation, and the EU Commission through the ITN Network FASTQUAST is highly appreciated.


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A single ion is enough: Ion reaction rates and reaction product branching ratios could be determined through repeated regeneration of the original target ion by photodissociation after each reaction. The product molecule was identified through nondestructive mass spectrometry. Finally, the target ion was regenerated through photodissociation of the molecular ion (see picture).