Laser spectroscopy studies of radicals

by Mr. Itai Kallos

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
at Quantum optics seminar

Wed, 26 Jun 2024, 16:00
Sacta-Rashi Building for Physics (54), room 207


Note that the seminar will be given in-person.
This is a student seminar.
Radicals are unusual molecules and often incompletely characterized despite their importance in physics and chemistry. Their open-shell nature makes them quantum-mechanically complex and highly reactive, hence central players in many phenomena in ultracold physics, combustion, atmospheric chemistry, biochemistry, catalysis, polymerization, and plasma fields. The talk will focus on molecular oxygen, which possesses unique and ubiquitous chemistry due to its biradical electronic structure, which also cause severe difficulties in state-selective detection. New detection schemes for O2 that address these challenges and allow for fully rotationally resolved spectra with high sensitivity will be presented. A few chosen implications for other research fields will also be discussed.

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