# Magnetic Trapping of Atomic Nitrogen ($$^{14}$$N) and Cotrapping of NH ($$X$$$$^{3}$$$$\Sigma$$ -)

 Title: Magnetic Trapping of Atomic Nitrogen ($$^{14}$$N) and Cotrapping of NH ($$X$$$$^{3}$$$$\Sigma$$ -) Author: Hummon, Matthew; Campbell, Wesley; Tsikata, Edem; Doyle, John M.; Wang, Yihua; Lu, Hsin-I Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors. Citation: Hummon, Matthew, Wesley C. Campbell, Hsin-I Lu, Edem Tsikata, Yihua Wang, and John M. Doyle. 2008. Magnetic trapping of atomic nitrogen ($$^{14}N)$$ and cotrapping of NH $$(X^{3} \Sigma^{-})$$. Physical Review A 78(5): 050702(R). Full Text & Related Files: 0802.1662v1.pdf (246.8Kb; PDF) Abstract: We observe magnetic trapping of atomic nitrogen ($$^{14}$$N) and cotrapping of ground state imidogen ($$^{14}$$NH, $$X$$$$^{3}$$$$\Sigma$$ -). Both are loaded directly from a room temperature beam via buffer gas cooling. We trap approximately 1 x 10$$^{11}$$ $$^{14}$$N atoms at a peak density of 5 x 10$$^{11}$$ cm$$^{-3}$$ at 550 mK. The $$12\pm{4} s 1/e$$ lifetime of atomic nitrogen in the trap is limited by elastic collisions with the helium buffer gas. Cotrapping of $$^{14}$$N and $$^{14}$$NH is accomplished, with 10$$^{8}$$ NH trapped molecules at a peak density of 10$$^{8}$$ cm$$^{-3}$$. Published Version: doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.78.050702 Other Sources: http://arxiv.org/abs/0802.1662 Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Open Access Policy Articles, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of-use#OAP Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8870259

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