Modelling the Dissociation Dynamics and Threshold Photoelectron Spectra of Small Halogenated Molecules

  • Jonelle Harvey

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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Jonelle Harvey’s thesis outlines two related experimental techniques which are utilised to investigate small halogenated molecules: threshold photoelectron spectroscopy and threshold photoelectron photoion coincidence techniques. All the experiments were conducted at the vacuum ultraviolet beamline of the Swiss Light Source, which is a synchrotron photon source offering easy tunability. In this thesis, three studies are presented which combine experimental and computational ab initio approaches. The first study involves the
fast dissociation of halogenated methanes in order to construct a self-consistent thermochemical network. The second study investigates the fragmentations of fluoroethenes from timebombs, which break apart very slowly but explosively, to fast dissociators. The third study uncovers how vital conical interactions underpin both the results of photoelectron spectra and dissociation patterns.The details included in this work are useful for researchers in the same field as well as those readers wishing to obtain a solid introduction into the types of systems encountered in threshold photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy.


Ab Initio Conical Intersections Dissociation Rates Non-statistical Dissociation RRKM Modelling Statistical Dissociation Threshold Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence Threshold Photoelectron Spectroscopy Vacuum Ultraviolet Synchrotron Radiation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonelle Harvey
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02975-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02976-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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