Shapes and Orientation of Atoms in Energy and Charge Transfer Collisions with Laser Excitation: Recent Developments

  • Eleanor E. B. Campbell
  • Ingolf V. Hertel
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 181)


In this contribution we wish to illustrate the insights into the underlying mechanisms of elementary molecular dynamical processes that can be obtained from alignment and orientation studies with laser excited atoms. We will do this with reference to two examples: 1) Resonant charge exchange in Na* + Na+ collisions and 2) Studies of energy transfer in Ca* — rare gas collisions. For a rather more comprehensive treatment of the subject the reader is referred to a recent review1. We will start however, with a few general comments on the nature of such experiments involving laser excited atoms.


Impact Parameter Differential Cross Section Atomic Orbital Molecular State Reflection Symmetry 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleanor E. B. Campbell
    • 1
  • Ingolf V. Hertel
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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