Single-collision chemical reaction dynamics

PHYS 220

Dudley Herschbach, dherschbach@gmail.com, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 12 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Some historical episodes in the development of molecular beam methods to probe elementary reaction dynamics will be revisited as prelude to current efforts to explore the peculiar domain of chemistry at near zero collision energy, where deBroglie wavelengths of the reactants greatly exceed the molecular diameters.