A technique that produces significant alignment of molecules in a beam should aid a wide range of experiments geared towards understanding and controlling molecular processes in the gas phase.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys1225
Journal Nature Phys.
Ghafur, O, Rouzée, A, Gijsbertsen, A, Siu, W, Stolte, S, & Vrakking, M. J. J. (2009). Impulsive orientation and alignment of quantum-state-selected NO molecules. Nature Phys., 5, 289–293. doi:10.1038/nphys1225