Gas-phase spectroscopy in supersonic molecular beams and jets: Celebrating the past, observing the future

PHYS 152

Donald H. Levy, d-levy@uchicago.edu, Department of Chemistry and James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, 929 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL IL 60637
The development of gas-phase spectroscopy in supersonic molecular beams and jets will be reviewed. Examples to illustrate the utility of the technique to the solution of structural and dynamic problems will include the spectroscopy of NO2, iodine and iodine clusters, tetrazine, phthalocyanine, amino acids, nucleotide bases. The talk will discuss the author's past work and promising work for the future illustrated by the work of others.