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Femtosecond probing of bimolecular reactions: The collision complex

Gruebele, M. and Sims, I. R. and Potter, E. D. and Zewail, A. H. (1991) Femtosecond probing of bimolecular reactions: The collision complex. Journal of Chemical Physics, 95 (10). pp. 7763-7766. ISSN 0021-9606. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GRUjcp91

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Abstract

Progress has been made in probing the femtosecond dynamics of transition states of chemical reactions.(1) The "half-collision" case of unimolecular reactions has been experimentally investigated for a number of systems and much theoretical work has already been developed.(2) For bimolecular reactions, the case of full collision, the zero of time is a problem which makes the femtosecond temporal resolution of the dynamics a difficult task.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1991 American Institute of Physics. Received 24 July 1991; accepted 12 September 1991. This work was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We are grateful to Professor D. Herschbach and Professor M. Okumura for enlightening discussions, and to Professor J. D. McDonald for sending us more information on the results of the Harvard experiments and for helpful discussions.
Subject Keywords:FS RANGE; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; BROMINE; IODINE MOLECULES; ADHESION; COMPLEXES; POTENTIAL ENERGY; LIFETIME; VIBRATIONAL STATES; ROTATIONAL STATES; MOLECULAR BEAMS; SPECTROMETERS; SOLID STATE LASERS; DYE LASERS
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