Probing High Temperature Chemistry with Spectroscopy

Physical and Analytical Chemistry Seminar

Lecturer: Dr Joshua Baraban

25-25 Dec 2016 @ 12:30

Location: Faculty Seminar Room

Processes and species encountered at high temperatures are important in a wide range of scientific and applied fields including combustion, atmospheric chemistry, and molecular astronomy.  Understanding these reactions and molecules, however, is difficult due to the complex nature of the chemistry that occurs in extreme environments.  I will discuss novel spectroscopic tools, both conceptual and experimental, for attacking molecular questions in high temperature chemistry.  These capabilities not only enable the complete mapping of kinetic reaction networks, but also open new windows onto high temperature behavior by providing an additional dimension of quantum state specific data.