Modelling the Dissociation Dynamics and Threshold Photoelectron Spectra of Small Halogenated Molecules
Jonelle Harvey's book outlines two related experimental techniques, threshold photoelectron spectroscopy and threshold photoelectron photoion coincidence techniques, which are utilised to investigate small halogenated molecules. All the experiments were conducted at the vacuum ultraviolet beamline of the Swiss Light Source, a synchrotron photon source, which has the advantage over popular laser photon-sources of extreme ease of tunability. Three studies are presented which combine experimental and computational ab initio approaches: studying the fast dissociations of halogenated methanes in order to construct a self-consistent thermochemical network; investigating the fragmentations of fluoroethenes from timebombs, which break apart very slowly but explosively, to fast dissociators; and uncovering how vital conical interactions underpin both the results of photoelectron spectra and dissociation patterns. The details included in this thesis are useful for researchers working in the same field and those readers wishing to obtain a solid introduction into the types of systems encountered in threshold photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy.
Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Birmingham, UKDemonstrates the potential of high-resolution spectroscopyProvides comprehensive details on the RRKM modelling program developed by Sztáray, Bodi and Baer, which can be used as a guide by other researchers new to the fieldOffers a solid introduction to the types of systems one may encounter in the world of threshold photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy