Accession Number:

ADA244174

Title:

Spectroscopy of the Transition State Region in Chemical Reactions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jul 87-31 Oct 90,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SPONSORED PROJECTS OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

During the three years of this grant, a negative ion time-of-flight photoelectron spectrometer was constructed and used in a series of novel experiments designed to probe the transition state region in chemical reactions. In addition, conventional photoelectron spectra of several anions with high electron binding energies were obtained. Cold negative ions are produced in an ion source based on a pulsed free jet expansion. The ions are mass selected using a time of flight mass spectrometer. Ions of the desired mass are then photodetached with a pulsed, fixed-frequency laser, and the kinetic energy distribution of the ejected photoelectrons is determined by a second time-of- flight system. This allows us to map out the vibrational and electronic energy levels of the neutral species created by photodetachment of the mass-selected anions.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE