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A Study of Penning Ionization of Metastable Ne* and N2O:Potential Energy Surfaces

Cyphersmith, Austin (2008) A Study of Penning Ionization of Metastable Ne* and N2O:Potential Energy Surfaces. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Penning Ionization Electron Spectroscopy (PIES) was used to study the reaction of metastable Ne* and N2O. Crossed, supersonic molecular beams were used to deliver the reagents to each other. Tentative peak assignments were made for the spectra obtained for two collision energies, 0.075eV and 0.136eV. The reaction was performed over a range of kinetic energies from 0.3eV to 4.0eV. The X state peak was found to be blue shifted by 0.01eV and the A state was found to be blue shifted by 0.04eV. This shift was used to make qualitative inferences about the nature of short range forces between the Ne* and N2O molecules up until the time of collision.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSiska, Peterpes@pitt.eduPES
Committee MemberGolde, Michaelgolde@pitt.eduGOLDE
Committee MemberJohnsen, Rainerrj@pitt.eduRJ
Committee MemberGraul,
Date: 15 September 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 17 April 2008
Approval Date: 15 September 2008
Submission Date: 5 June 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
David C. Frederick Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ionization; Molecular Beam; Penning
Other ID:, etd-06052008-080950
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:46
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:44


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