Accession Number:

ADA334797

Title:

Weak Interactions of Boron, Aluminum, and Carbon Atoms: Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 01 Nov 94-31 Oct 97

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A primary goal of this project has been the characterization of non-bonding interactions of the boron atom, in its ground and, resonance-excited electronic states with the hydrogen molecule and rare gases. These interaction potentials are critical ingredients in the theoretical modeling of cryogenic media doped with isolated boron atoms. Since electronic spectroscopy is the primary diagnostic tool in the experimental investigation of such doped cryogenic matrices, knowledge of the interaction between the matrix species and dopant in both its ground and electronically excited states is required to interpret such spectra. Because of the need for a close interaction between experiment and theory in the elucidation of the dopant-matrix bimolecular interactions and the structure of small complexes of these species, we have collaborated very closely with the group of Professor Millard H. Alexander, of the University of Maryland, who has also been funded by AFOSR for this work.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE