Scattering of Stark-decelerated OH radicals with rare-gas atoms

  title={Scattering of Stark-decelerated OH radicals with rare-gas atoms},
  author={Ludwig Scharfenberg and Koos B. Gubbels and Moritz Kirste and Gerrit C. Groenenboom and Ad van der Avoird and Gerard Meijer and Sebastiaan Y. T. van de Meerakker},
  journal={The European Physical Journal D},
Abstract We present a combined experimental and theoretical study on the rotationally inelastic scattering of OH (X2Π3/2, J = 3/2, f) radicals with the collision partners He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, and D2 as a function of the collision energy between ∼70 cm−1 and 400 cm−1. The OH radicals are state selected and velocity tuned prior to the collision using a Stark decelerator, and field-free parity-resolved state-to-state inelastic relative scattering cross sections are measured in a crossed molecular… 
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