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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 1999
  • pp: 53–58

SF6 scattering from graphite surfaces: comparison of effects induced by thermal and laser controlled vibrational excitation

M. van Opbergen, A. Boschetti, and S. Iannotta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 53-58 (1999)

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We report scattering experiments of multiphoton vibrationally excited SF6 molecules from graphite surfaces demonstrating ro-vibrational excitation in the collision. The beam scattering experiments were carried out at different initial kinematic conditions and as a function of the surface temperature. The energy transfer depends both on the initial state of the molecule and on the momentum transferred as well as on the temperature of the surface. The role of surface atomic corrugation is evidenced.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(290.5840) Scattering : Scattering, molecules

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Focus Issue: Laser controlled dynamics

Original Manuscript: December 6, 1998
Published: January 18, 1999

M. van Opbergen, A. Boschetti, and S. Iannotta, "SF6 scattering from graphite surfaces: comparison of effects induced by thermal and laser controlled vibrational excitation," Opt. Express 4, 53-58 (1999)

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