• Probing interatomic potentials by ion translational energy spectrometry: A new crossed molecular beams apparatus

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      Crossed molecular beams; small molecular species; ion translational energy spectrometer; interatomic potentials

    • Abstract


      This report presents details of the development of a new crossed molecular beams apparatus designed and fabricated to carry out high sensitivity ion translational energy spectrometric investigations of the potential energy surfaces of small molecular species. The translational energy spectrometer is used to carry out experimental studies of ion-neutral reactions resulting in charge stripping of CS+ radicals and dissociation of metastable CO2+ dications. These results are interpreted in the light of high-levelab initia molecular orbital calculations of the pertinent molecular potential energy functions. New results for the double ionisation energy of CS and the kinetic energy released upon dissociation of specific electronic states of CO2+ are presented.

    • Author Affiliations


      D Mathur1 F A Rajgara1 Vidhya Krishnamurthi1

      1. Atomic & Molecular Physics Group, Tata Institute of Fundamental Reseach, Homi Bhabha Road, Bombay - 400 005, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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