Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Our research involves the laser spectroscopy of molecules entrained in supersonic molecular beams. This supersonic expansion cools the vibrations and rotations of a molecule without condensing the molecule out of the gas phase. This greatly simplifies the spectrum of the molecule and allows us to probe the structure and dynamics of large molecules, the spectra of which would be hopelessly complicated in a normal environment.
Topics: Supersonic Molecular Beams