Universal and state-resolved imaging of chemical dynamics

David Townsend, Wen Li, Suk Kyoung Lee, Richard L Gross, Arthur G Suits

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We showcase the use of high-resolution ion imaging with complementary state-resolved and "universal" vacuum ultraviolet probes to address a broad range of fundamental problems in chemical reaction dynamics. Examples from our recent work include applications in state-correlated unimolecular reactions, ion pair dissociation dynamics and spectroscopy, crossed-beam reactive scattering, and atomic angular momentum polarization in photodissociation. These studies are all directed to achieving a detailed understanding of atomic and molecular interactions, with particular emphasis on reaction mechanisms outside the scope of transition state theory; on spectroscopy and dynamics of highly excited, transient species; on nonadiabatic reaction mechanisms; and on chemical dynamics in polyatornic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8661-8674
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2005


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