Accession Number:

ADA202464

Title:

Time and State Resolved Studies of Molecular Decomposition

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 1985-31 Jul 1988

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-10-17

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Molecular decompositions often control complex chemical reactions b y producing a highly reactive fragment that determines the subsequent chemistry. Despite the importance of such processes, there is little detailed information available for testing theoretical models and guiding the analysis of practical systems. This report describes experiments that produce, characterize, and dissociate highly energized molecules in order to uncover the details of molecular decompositions. These experiments are able to explore decompositions solely in the ground electronic state by vibrational overtone induced dissociation, to investigate the role of vibrational excitation in electronic photodissociation using vibrationally mediated photodissociation, and to identify primary fragments and determine the kinetic energy release in electronic photodissociation using energy selective ionization. Molecular decomposition, Vibrational excitation, Photodissociation, Molecular properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE