Jump to main content
Jump to site search


Direct observation of product-pair correlations in rotationally inelastic collisions of ND3 with D2

Author affiliations

Abstract

We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of state-to-state inelastic scattering of ND3(j±k = 11) with D2 (j = 0, 1, 2, 3) molecules at collision energies around 800 cm−1. Using a crossed molecular beam apparatus which employs the combination of Stark deceleration and velocity map imaging, we observe the correlated rotational excitations of both collision partners. For D2, both elastic (ΔjD2 = 0), inelastic excitation (j = 0 → j = 2) and inelastic de-excitation (j = 2 → j = 0) processes are observed. For a number of final ND3 states, inelastic channels in which D2 is rotationally excited or de-excited appear surprisingly strong. The experimental results are in excellent agreement with the predictions from quantum scattering calculations which are based on an ab initio ND3–D2 potential energy surface.

Graphical abstract: Direct observation of product-pair correlations in rotationally inelastic collisions of ND3 with D2

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 17 Nov 2018, accepted on 08 Jan 2019 and first published on 08 Jan 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07109H
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    Direct observation of product-pair correlations in rotationally inelastic collisions of ND3 with D2

    Z. Gao, J. Loreau, A. van der Avoird and S. Y. T. van de Meerakker, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07109H

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements