Studies of Photoinduced Molecular Dynamics Using a Fast Imaging Sensor

  • Craig S.┬áSlater

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-186

About this book


The work presented in this thesis involves a number of sophisticated experiments highlighting novel applications of the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometry (PImMS) camera in the field of photoinduced molecular dynamics. This approach represents the union of a new enabling technology (a multiple memory register, CMOS-based pixel detector) with several modern chemical physics approaches and represents a significant leap forward in capabilities. Applications demonstrated include three-dimensional imaging of photofragment Newton spheres, simultaneous electron-ion detection using a single sensor, and ion-ion velocity correlation measurements that open the door to novel covariance imaging experiments. When combined with Coulomb explosion imaging, such an approach is demonstrated to allow the measurement of molecular structure and motion on a femtosecond timescale. This is illustrated through the controlled photoexcitation of torsional motion in biphenyl molecules and the subsequent real-time measurement of the torsional angle.


Coincidence Imaging Coulomb Explosion Covariance Imaging Ion Imaging PImMS Camera Photoion-photoion coincidence (PIPICO) Velocity-map Imaging

Authors and affiliations

  • Craig S.┬áSlater
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  1. 1.Physical and Theoiretical Chemistry LabUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

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