Matthew Nikow

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The photodissociation dynamics of vinyl cyanide (H(2)CCHCN, acrylonitrile) and deuterated vinyl cyanide (D(2)CCDCN) at 193 nm are examined using time-resolved Fourier transform infrared emission spectroscopy. Prior photofragment translational spectroscopy studies [D. A. Blank et al., J. Chem. Phys. 108, 5784 (1998)] of the dissociation have observed the(More)
Although highly vibrationally excited (HVE) radicals are ubiquitous in natural environments, the effect of collisional energy transfer (ET) on their reactivity has yet to be fully characterized. We have used time-resolved IR emission spectroscopy to characterize the vibrational-to-translational quenching of a small HVE radical, ketenyl (HCCO), by inert(More)
The nu(4) + nu(5) combination band, which appears relatively weak in the IR absorption spectrum, has been identified with exceptionally high intensity in the IR emission spectra from highly vibrationally excited acetylene, which is produced with approximately 71 kcal mol(-1) of vibrational energy from the 193 nm photolysis of vinyl bromide. The(More)
Can a molecule be efficiently activated with a large amount of energy in a single collision with a fast atom? If so, this type of collision will greatly affect molecular reactivity and equilibrium in systems where abundant hot atoms exist. Conventional expectation of molecular energy transfer (ET) is that the probability decreases exponentially with the(More)
Following the initial report of the detection of fundamental transitions of all nine vibrational modes of the vinyl radical [Letendre , L. ; Liu , D.-K. ; Pibel , C. D. ; Halpern , J. B. ; Dai , H.-L. J. Chem. Phys. 2000 , 112 , 9209] by time-resolved IR emission spectroscopy, we have re-examined the assignments of the vibrational modes through isotope(More)
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