Molecular Beam Depletion: A New Approach


During the last years some interesting experimental results have been reported for experiments in N2O, NO, NO dimer, H2, Toluene and BaFCH3 cluster. The main result consists in the observation of molecular beam depletion when the molecules of a pulsed beam interact with a static electric or magnetic field and an oscillating field (RF). In these cases, and as a main difference, instead of using four fields as in the original technique developed by I.I. Rabi and others, only two fields, those which configure the resonant unit, are used. That is, without using the nonhomogeneous magnetic fields. The depletion explanation for I.I. Rabi and others is based in the interaction between the molecular electric or magnetic dipole moment and the non-homogeneous fields. But, obviously, the change in the molecules trajectories observed on these new experiments has to be explained without considering the force provided by the field gradient because it happens without using non-homogeneous fields. In this paper a theoretical way for the explanation of these new experimental results is presented. One important point emerges as a result of this development, namely, the existence of an, until now unknown, spin-dependent force which would be responsible of the aforementioned deviation of the molecules.

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Dorado, M. (2014) Molecular Beam Depletion: A New Approach. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 1139-1145. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.512116.

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