Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation
The scientific activity at the beamline is focussed on reactions and species relevant to low temperature combustion. Laser spectroscopy and time-of-flight mass spectrometry have been applied as means to characterize short-lived intermediate compounds that govern ignition. Expanding the scope of our work, we will use synchrotron radiation in the VUV range for state-selective ionization and dissociation. The tunability of synchrotron light makes it a versatile tool for the mapping of potential energy surfaces.