The Photochemistry of Small van der Waals Molecules as Studied by Laser Spectroscopy in Supersonic Free Jets
We have used a seeded supersonic free jet expansion to prepare van der Waals molecules consisting of one or more rare gas atoms weakly bound to a seed molecule (the substrate) by attractive van der Waals forces. The electronic spectrum of these van der Waals molecules appears as a satellite to the electronic spectrum of the uncomplexed substrate molecule, and we have used laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy to study both the structure and photochemistry of these molecules.1
KeywordsNitric Oxide Ring Center Argon Atom Storage Mode Excited Singlet Electronic State
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