Hamburg Photon Science Colloquium | Chemical reactivity from an atomic perspective

by Roland Wester (University of Innsbruck, Institute for Ion and Applied Physics, Innsbruck, Austria)

CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99) (DESY, Hamburg)

CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)

DESY, Hamburg

Understanding the dynamics of chemical reactions has driven research for more than a century. Molecular scattering experiments under single-collision conditions are a powerful approach to this goal. In the last years, we have developed precise techniques to investigate ion-molecule reactions, which are important in various branches of science from chemical synthesis in solution to the evolution of interstellar molecular clouds. In this talk I will discuss different aspects of chemical dynamics that we have unraveled using crossed-beam velocity map imaging and cryogenic ion trapping.