Electronic Spectroscopy and Excited State Dynamics of Aluminium Atom-Molecule Complexes
There has been considerable interest in the interaction of metal atoms, in both their ground and electronically excited states, with small molecules. In part, this interest stems from a desire to relate properties, such as the electronic absorption spectra, of cryogenic molecular matrices doped with these atoms  to the individual 2-body atom-molecule interactions. In our laboratory, we have employed laser fluorescence excitation spectroscopy of weakly bound binary complexes to probe these interactions, as has been done in extensive studies of metal atom-rare gas complexes .
KeywordsDissociation Energy Vibrational Level Nonradiative Decay Radiative Decay Rate Supersonic Beam
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