Juan C. Ferrero

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A stochastic method of optimization, which combines simulated annealing with simplex, is implemented to fit the parameters of a simple model potential. The main characteristic of the method is that it explores the whole space of the parameters of the model potential, and therefore it is very efficient in locating the global minimum of the cost function, in(More)
The low-energy collisions of I(2)(B,v' = 21) with He involving collision-induced vibrational relaxation of I(2) are investigated both experimentally and by means of wave packet simulations. The theoretical cross sections exhibit a structure of peaks originated by orbiting resonances of the I(2)(B,v' = 21) - He van der Waals complex formed in the I(2) + He(More)
The economic crisis in Argentina around year 2002 provides a unique opportunity for Econophysics studies. The available data on individual income are analyzed to show that they correspond to non stationary states. However, the rather restricted size of the data survey imposes difficulties that must be overcome through a careful analysis, for a reliable use.(More)
An experimental and theoretical study of the photoionization energies (IE's) of Ba(H(2)O)(n) clusters containing up to n = 4 water molecules has been performed. The clusters were generated by a pick-up source combining laser vaporization with pulsed supersonic expansion, and then photoionized by radiation of 272.5-340 nm. The experimentally determined(More)
An experimental and theoretical study on the reactivity of neutral Ba atoms with water clusters has been conducted to unravel the origin of the irregular intensity pattern observed in one-photon ionization mass spectra of a Ba(H(2)O)(n)/BaOH(H(2)O)(n-1) (n = 1-4) cluster distribution, which was generated in a laser vaporization-supersonic expansion source.(More)
The structure and reactivity of p-CrOH(NH(3))(2) and p-CrOH(H(2)O)(NH(3)) complexes were studied using mass-resolved one-colour resonance-enhanced multi-photon ionization and laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectroscopy together with DFT calculations. At the excitation energy of this work, the S(1) state of p-CrOH(NH(3))(2) shows a sub-nanosecond lifetime,(More)
The chemiluminescent reaction Ba(6s6p (3)P)+N(2)O was studied at an average collision energy of 1.56 eV in a beam-gas arrangement. Ba((3)P) was produced by laser ablation of barium, which resulted in a broad collision energy distribution extending up to approximately 5.7 eV. A series of experiments was made to extract the Ba((3)P) contribution to(More)
The ionization energies (IEe's) of small BaOH(H2O)m clusters (m = 1-3), as generated in a laser vaporization-supersonic expansion source have been determined by laser photoionization experiments over the 3.65-4.55 eV energy range. Complementary ab initio studies show that the IEe's are in good agreement with computed adiabatic ionization energies and that(More)
The temperature dependence of the state-to-state vibrational relaxation rate constant (k(nu)(21-Delta nu)) for collisions between I(2)(B,nu(')=21) and He at very low kinetic energies was studied. The fluorescence from I(2)(B,nu(')=21-Delta nu(')) with Delta nu(')=1-5 indicates that in the temperature range of 0.6-8.2 K these states are populated by only one(More)
The adiabatic ionization potential of the BaOH radical, as generated in a laser vaporization-supersonic expansion source has been determined by laser photoionization experiments to be (4.55 ± 0.03) eV. This value supports the three lowest out of seven previous experimental estimates, the former ranging from 4.35 to 4.62 eV. The present result is compared to(More)