Laser driven channels of reactive collisions in Na plus Cd vapours

M. Allegrini, G. De Filippo, Francesco Fuso, Dieter Gruber, Laurentius Windholz, Maurizio Musso

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Abstract

We report the observation of reactive collisions involving laser excited metastable 5p 3P1 Cd atoms and ground state Na2 molecules. As result of these collisions the NaCd intermetallic excimer is formed in a bound excited electronic state and its typical bound-free emission to the ground state is detected. Experimental comparison of this new collision channel with the photochemical production of NaCd in collisions between electronically excited Na2 and ground state Cd atoms is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
JournalChemical Physics
Volume187
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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