An investigation of polarized atomic photofragments using the ion imaging technique

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This thesis describes measurement and analysis of the recoil angle dependence of atomic photofragment polarization (atomic v-J correlation). This property provides information on the electronic rearrangement which occurs during molecular photodissociation. Chapter 1 introduces concepts of photofragment vector correlations and reviews experimental and theoretical progress in this area. Chapter 2 described the photofragment ion imaging technique, which the author has used to study the atomic v-J correlation in chlorine and ozone dissociation. Chapter 3 outlines a method for isolating and describing the contribution to the image signal which is due exclusively to angular momentum alignment. Ion imaging results are presented ... continued below

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Bracker, A.S. December 1, 1997.

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This thesis describes measurement and analysis of the recoil angle dependence of atomic photofragment polarization (atomic v-J correlation). This property provides information on the electronic rearrangement which occurs during molecular photodissociation. Chapter 1 introduces concepts of photofragment vector correlations and reviews experimental and theoretical progress in this area. Chapter 2 described the photofragment ion imaging technique, which the author has used to study the atomic v-J correlation in chlorine and ozone dissociation. Chapter 3 outlines a method for isolating and describing the contribution to the image signal which is due exclusively to angular momentum alignment. Ion imaging results are presented and discussed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 discusses a different set of experiments on the three-fragment dissociation of azomethane. 122 refs.

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OSTI as DE98052893

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  • Other Information: DN: Thesis submitted to Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (US); TH: Thesis (Ph.D.)

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  • Other: DE98052893
  • Report No.: LBNL--41402
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/292838 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 292838
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686939

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Bracker, A.S. An investigation of polarized atomic photofragments using the ion imaging technique, report, December 1, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686939/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.