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EPSRC Reference: GR/M83759/01
Title: A NOVEL PROBE OF MECHANISMS OF INTRAMOLECULAR VIBRATIONAL ENERGY REDISTRIBUTION
Principal Investigator: Reid, Professor K. L.
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STFC Laboratories (Grouped)
Department: Sch of Chemistry
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 1999 Ends: 31 December 2002 Value (£): 157,184
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions
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Intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution (IVR) is of central interest in chemistry because it described energy in polyatomic molecules with consequent implications for the understanding of reaction rates & the possibility of bond-selective chemistry. An ongoing problem of fundamental importance is to understand mechanisms of IVR & and to find experimental techniques that can distinguish between possible mechanisms in a recent experiment we have demonstrated that picosecond time-resolved photoelectron angular distributions provide a sensitive probe of an evolving alignment in a polyatomic molecule & therefore are sensitive to the role of molecular rotation in IVR. In this proposal we seek to exploit this method & apply it to a number of different polyatomic molecules with a view to gaining a deeper & more general understanding of IVR processes.
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