State-to-State Dynamical Research in the F+H2 Reaction System

  • Zefeng Ren

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Zefeng Ren
    Pages 1-7
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 77-77

About this book


This thesis addresses two important and also challenging issues in the research of chemical reaction dynamics of F+H2 system. One is to probe the reaction resonance and the other is to determine the extent of the breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (BOA) experimentally. The author introduces a state-of-the-art crossed molecular beam-scattering apparatus using a hydrogen atom Rydberg "tagging" time-of-flight method, and presents thorough state-to-state experimental studies to address the above issues. The author also describes the observation of the Feshbach resonance in the F+H2 reaction, a precise measurement of the differential cross section in the F+HD reaction, and validation of a new accurate potential energy surface with spectroscopic accuracy. Moreover, the author determines the reactivity ratio between the ground state F(2P3/2) and the excited state F*(2P1/2) in the F+D2 reaction, and exploits the breakdown of BOA in the low collision energy. 


Born-Oppenheimer Approximation Crossed Molecular Beam Scattering Differential Cross Section Feschbach Resonance Hydrogen Atom Rydberg Tagging Time-of-Flight Nonadiabatic Effect Potential Energy Surface Reaction Resonance

Authors and affiliations

  • Zefeng Ren
    • 1
  1. 1.International Center for Quantum MaterialsPeking UniversityBeijingPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39755-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39756-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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