We study gas-phase chemical reactions in which we aim to control all degrees of freedom of the colliding particles, including internal states, relative velocity, and relative orientation. Observing a molecular scattering event with this degree of control provides the deepest insight into chemical reactions and allows us to study some of the most fundamental concepts in chemistry.
We investigate, in particular, polyatomic chemical reactions at energies as little as 80 mK above absolute zero. We reach these low collision energies merging two neutral supersonic expansions into a single beam such that relative molecular velocities are low even if the beams are fast in the laboratory.
Viewpoint: Slowing Continuous Molecular Beams in a Rotating Spira
2014Vol. 7 , p. 2.
High resolution photoelectron spectra of carbon cluster anions and their monohydrides
Abstracts of Papers, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 13-17, 2005
Theoretical and experimental study of the IR spectrum of the BrHI and BrDI anions
Abstracts of Papers, 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, United States, August 22-26, 2004
Threshold photoionization at high resolution
Abstracts of Papers, 221st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, April 1-5, 2001
High-resolution vacuum ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy
2001Vol. 55 , num. 10, p. 759-762.