Long Lived, Electronically Excited Atoms and Molecules: Excitation, Detection, Excitation Transfer and Spectroscopy
Final rept. 1 Jan 2005-30 Jun 2008
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
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The objective of the research project is to explore the unimolecular and collisional excitation and decay mechanisms, reactivity and detectivity of molecules in metastable triplet states. The two primary research accomplishments are 1 formulation and testing of a new and rigorous deconvolution procedure to completely characterize the mechanism of doorway mediated inter-system crossing and 2 observation of Franck-Condon and energy resonance controlled electronic excitation transfer between Xe 3P2 metastable atoms and N2 molecules.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy