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Electron Transfer Processes in Atom-Molecule Collisions
High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
He(I) Photoelectron Spectroscopy

The main research goals are the study of the dynamics of negative ions formed by charge transfer in atom-molecule collisions, with the special attention to biomolecular systems. We make use of a crossed molecular beam machine, where a neutral hyperthermal potassium beam (Ko) crosses at right angles an effusive molecular target and the negative ions formed in the interaction region are TOF mass analysed;

We look at the electronic state spectroscopy of gas-phase molecular targets in dipolar and non-dipolar conditions in a High Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (HREELS) setup;

We are currently setting up a He(I) Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PES) machine for probing low lying ionic states in molecular targets.



RaBBiT – Radiation Biology and Biophysics Doctoral Training programme