ZEKE Spectroscopy

ZEKE Spectroscopy

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E. W. Schlag
Cambridge University Press, 6/4/1998
EAN 9780521581288, ISBN10: 0521581281

Hardcover, 288 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

This 1998 book was the first to describe ZEKE (Zero Kinetic Energy) spectroscopy, a high resolution spectroscopy of molecular ions, neutral short-lived intermediates, and other species. The author's approach is to use a minimum of equations with large numbers of figures to help the reader towards a basic understanding of the many unique concepts of this form of spectroscopy. Since 1984 ZEKE spectroscopy has matured into a very high resolution spectroscopy for the study of cations, anions and, indirectly through these species, of neutrals, including very short-lived intermediates in chemical reactions. It has even yielded the first direct spectroscopic data on elusive transition states of chemical reactions. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the spectroscopy of ions or neutrals, particularly short-lived neutrals, and to reaction kineticists interested in the study of reactions involving such highly state-selected species.

1. Foreword
Part I
2. Introduction
3. Spectroscopy - a historical perspective
4. Mass analysis
5. Photoelectron spectroscopy
6. Threshold spectroscopy
7. Zero kinetic energy (ZEKE) spectroscopy – an introduction
8. Threshold ion detection
9. Basic application
10. Specific examples of ZEKE spectra in brief
Part II
11. Historical perspectives and principles
12. Delayed ionization
13. Mechanism
14. Ionization potentials for ZEKE spectra
15. Ion detection in ZEKE spectra
16. High resolution - benzene
17. Magnetic field effects
18. Anion and neutral mass selected spectra
19. Short lived states
20. Applications - state selection
21. Channel interactions and selection rules
22. Mixing of states by fields
23. Field effects on the ionization potential
24. Intensity effects due to electric fields
25. Examples of systems studied
26. Lifetimes of ZEKE states at energies above the ionization potential
27. Concentration effects on ZEKE spectra
28. Summary
29. Epilogue
30. List of acronyms
31. ZEKE bibliography.

'The book is very nicely written and the layout carefully made. The outlook is much better than in most of the newly edited books. It will be of interest to anyone working in the field of spectroscopy of ions or of neutral species, particularly short-lived neutral species. It should also be of interest to reaction kineticists interested in the study of reactions involving such highly state-selected species.' E. P. Nenner, Optik