Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Controlling molecular collisions through bond-axis orientation

Controlling molecular collisions through bond-axis orientation

Research from the Brouard group published online in Nature Chemistry this week demonstrates how the initial orientation of a molecular bond-axis can be used to control the collision outcome. The article, entitled 'Side-impact collisions of Ar with NO', highlights how such 'stereodynamical' measurements of molecular collisions provide new insight about the quantum mechanical scattering mechanism. more........