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Universität zu Köln
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fachgruppe Physik

I. Physikalisches Institut


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Carbon Cluster Experiment

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  • sthorwirth


In the carbon cluster experiment, part of the infrared probe radiation is guided through a reference gas cell and a reference interferometer for calibration purposes. The major fraction is guided into a vacuum chamber and through a Herriott-type multireflection cell where it is intersecting the free jet harboring the clusters perpendicularly close to the exit of a slit nozzle. After having passed the chamber, the infrared beam is detected using sensitive InSb or HgCdTe detectors and its signal is digitized using an USB oscilloscope. ...more


Schematic setup of the Cologne jet spectrometer used for the investigation of carbonaceous clusters.



  • Funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through grant SFB 956, TH1301/3-1, and TH1301/3-2 is gratefully acknowledged.