BYU

Abstract by Connor Schroeder

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Connor Schroeder

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor

Eric Sevy

Title

Collisional Energy Transfer Extrapolation from Large deltaE Regions

Abstract

Collisional energy transfer is a key component to understanding the kinetics of complex chemical reactions; however, current understanding is still insufficient to model complex chemical environments. The key energy transfer information necessary for modeling of these complex environments is P(E,E’), the energy transfer probability distribution function, which describes the probability of a molecule initially at energy E’ having an energy E following a single collision with another species. Currently measurements of P(E,E’) from large deltaE regions are extrapolated to small deltaE regions to obtain a “complete” P(E,E’).  Our efforts are focused on understanding if this is an accurate representation by directly measuring a larger range of energy transfer events and comparing P(E,E’) obtained in this approach to that obtained by extrapolation of the large  deltaE region.