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Laser Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 1-6, Pages 19-28

Laser Ionization Studies of Gas Phase and Surface Adsorbed Molecules

Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, Indiana, USA

Copyright © 1983 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gas phase hydrocarbons are ionized using the output of UV excimer lasers and frequency doubled dye lasers. The ions generated are mass resolved and kinetic energy distributions of ejected photoelectrons are recorded. Information about the photochemistry and ion spectroscopy of benzaldehyde, benzene and toluene is derived. Molecules adsorbed to metal surfaces are also laser ionizable leading to distinctively sharp peaks in their laser induced time of flight mass spectra.