Helium Nanodroplets

Helium nanodroplets are sub-micron sized droplets of superfluid liquid helium which can be generated by ‘molecular’ beam techniques. Atoms and molecules can be trapped in these exotic, ultra-cold (0.4 K) droplets, allowing the exploration of a range of novel phenomena.

Our work includes the spectroscopy of molecules and clusters trapped in excited (metastable) states, the investigation of large molecular clusters, and the dynamics of chemical processes at exceptionally low temperatures.

We are also using this unique solvent medium for the formation of novel atomic and molecular architectures.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK

Email: chemistry@le.ac.uk

Tel: [+44] (0)116 252 2100

Fax: [+44] (0)116 252 3789

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