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Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics of Anions

  1. Roland Wester

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749593.hrs070

Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy

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Wester, R. 2011. Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics of Anions. Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy. .

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  1. Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Innsbruck, Austria

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


This article covers the status and the recent advances in experimental studies on the spectroscopy and the dynamics of negative ions. Bound–bound absorption spectroscopy in the different frequency ranges as well as bound-free photodetachment and photoelectron spectroscopy of anions are discussed. Furthermore, recent developments in the field of reaction kinetics and dynamics of negative ions are presented.


  • negative ion sources;
  • interstellar negative ions;
  • bound-bound absorption spectroscopy;
  • photodetachment;
  • photoelectron spectroscopy;
  • electron and ion imaging;
  • long-range interaction;
  • anion reaction dynamics;
  • nucleophilic substitution