Date Thesis Awarded

12-2021

Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Chemistry

Advisor

Nathanael Kidwell

Committee Members

Kristin Wustholz

Seth Aubin

John Poutsma

Abstract

Nitric Oxide (NO) radicals, reactive intermediates found in the atmosphere, are known to be oxidized and result in acid rain and smog production. Resonant 2-Photon Ionization and Velocity Map Imaging were utilized to measure spectroscopy and dynamics of the complex formed between NO and Carbon Monoxide (CO). Data supported the possibility that the complex has 7 observable vibronic transitions and a pre-dissociative transition. Furthermore, it was observed that when undergoing dissociation, NO is produced in its excited A2Σ+ state, and that the time-scale of the dissociation is much faster than the rotational period of the complex.

Available for download on Saturday, December 17, 2022

On-Campus Access Only

Share

COinS