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W. Carl Lineberger

My research centers around the interaction of radiation with ions. I use tunable laser photodetachment to probe electron correlation and to investigate dipole-bound states of negative ions. I use negative-ion photoelectron spectroscopy to determine electron affinities and structures of radicals and metal clusters. I study the transition from gas phase to condensed phase by means of photodissociation and photodetachment of cold cluster ions by using nanosecond and picosecond lasers. I study ultrafast molecular rearrangement dynamics using pump-probe, and photodetachment-photoionization of negative ions.

Research & Affiliations
Scientific Role:
  • Experimentalist
JILA Position:
  • Fellow of JILA
CU Faculty Status:
  • Active Faculty
E. U. Condon Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faculty Profile:
303-492-7834 (office)