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Rotationally inelastic scattering of hydrogen fluoride as probed by a hydrogen fluoride chemical laser
Author(s): Mark Keil; Leslie J. Rawluk; Millard Alexander; Howard R. Mayne; J. J. Barrett
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Paper Abstract

Rotationally inelastic collisions of HF are studied using a crossed molecular beams apparatus. We observe a rotational rainbow effect for highly excited rotational states, corresponding to strongly repulsive scattering of Ar off the repulsive core of the HF. In addition, we observe a novel `shoulder' for scattering into the rotationless state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2124, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178129
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Keil, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Leslie J. Rawluk, Grande Prairie Regional College (Canada)
Millard Alexander, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Howard R. Mayne, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
J. J. Barrett, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2124:
Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry II
John W. Hepburn, Editor(s)

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