Study of Molecule-Surface Interaction by Lasers

  • W. Krieger
  • H. Walther
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 105)


Combining surface-scattering experiments with laser-induced fluorescence allows the measurement of the internal energy distribution of surface-scattered molecules. As an example the experimental determination of the rotational state distribution of nitric oxide molecules scattered from a graphite and a Pt(111) surface is described and the results are discussed.


Angular Distribution Inelastic Scattering Electronic Ground State Rotational Energy Graphite Surface 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Krieger
    • 1
  • H. Walther
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Sektion PhysikUniversität MünchenGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

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