Reaction Dynamics and Photochemistry

A complete understanding of chemical reactivity requires both highly accurate passive observations of reaction components and investigations into active initiation of reactions; i.e. we must make precise measurements in spectral regions where the maximum information is available and, in addition, learn how to control and direct reactions. Optical methodologies, such as resonance-enhanced multi-photon ionisation with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (REMPI-TOF) and Doppler-resolved frequency modulation absorption spectroscopy are able to fulfil both of these requirements. For more information, please visit the Bristol & Oxford Chemical Dynamics Group page.