Ion Photofragment Spectroscopy-- Potential Surfaces of Molecular Ions.
Annual rept. 16 May 77-16 May 78,
SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA
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The research reported here, has as its goal the application of the newly developed technique of ion photofragment spectroscopy to obtain information about the potential surfaces, lifetimes, and dissociations of polyatomic molecular ions. Information obtained using these techniques is useful to the Air Force because it will increase the understanding of the ionosphere and the photochemical properties of the stratosphere and troposphere, it can be used in the development of high-energy lasers and alternative energy sources using ionized gases e.g., magneto-hydrodynamics, and it has applications in the field of laser-induced chemistry. There is also a fundamental interest in developing a better understanding of polyatomic molecules and of the specific state-to-state reactions they undergo.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy