Energy Dependent Stereodynamics of the Ne(P32)+Ar Reaction
AbstractThe stereodynamics of the Ne(P23)+Ar Penning and associative ionization reactions have been studied using a crossed molecular beam apparatus. The experiment uses a curved magnetic hexapole to polarize the Ne(P23), which is then oriented with a shaped magnetic field in the region where it intersects with a beam of Ar(S1). The ratios of Penning to associative ionization were recorded over a range of collision energies from 320 to 500 cm-1 and the data were used to obtain Ω state dependent reactivities for the two reaction channels. These reactivities were found to compare favorably to those predicted in the theoretical work of Brumer et al.