Separation of spin–orbit coupled metastable states of Kr+ and Xe+ by ion mobility
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The ability of separate ion-orbit coupled states of rare gas ions (Kr+ and Xe+) based on different interaction potentials with helium is demonstrated. It is emphasized that extending this ability to transition metals and other atomic species will provide state-specific information on ion reactivity covering a time-scale not assessable with current instruments.
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Bluhm, B. K., North, S. W., & Russell, D. H.