Suits Group


Alpha: Crossed Beam Imaging

The crossed-beam machine “Alpha” is optimized for DC slice imaging studies of reactive scattering with universal VUV probe. The machine has been used extensively for systematic investigation of the reaction dynamics of C3 and larger hydrocarbons with Cl and O atoms. Current efforts focus on OH reactions with these same targets. This effort is currently led by post-doc Hongwei Li with support from the US Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

Selected Publications:

H. Li and A. G. Suits, “Universal Crossed Beam Imaging Studies of Polyatomic Reaction Dynamics,” Phys Chem Chem Phys. (2020) DOI: 10.1039/D0CP00522C. Editor Select Hot Paper.


H. Li, A. Kamasah, S. Matsika and A. G. Suits*, “Intersystem Crossing in the Exit Channel,” Nature Chem (2018)  DOI:10.1038/s41557-018-0186-5


H. Li, A. Kamasah, and A. G. Suits*, “Imaging H abstraction dynamics in crossed molecular beams: O(3P)+propanol isomersPhys Chem Chem Phys,(2018) DOI:10.1039/CBCP06351F


B. Joalland, Y. Shi,  A. D. Estillore, A. Kamasah, A. M. Mebel,  A. G. Suits., J. Phys. Chem. A. (2014) doi:10.1021/jp504804n (Feature Article).


B. Joalland, Y. Shi,A. Kamasah, A. G. Suits & A. M. Mebel., Nature Comm. 5, 4064 (2014) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5064