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Comment on ``Time-resolved laser induced harpoon reactions'' V. A. Apkarian
 

Summary: Comment on ``Time-resolved laser induced harpoon reactions''
V. A. Apkarian
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, California 92697
Received 31 May 1996; accepted 23 December 1996
S0021-9606 97 03112-7
In a recent communication, Dedonder-Lardeux et al. re-
ported on time resolved studies of the two-photon induced
harpoon reaction between Xe and Cl2 entrapped in clusters
generated in a molecular beam expansion.1
They also com-
mented on the two related studies in which Xe, a molecular
halogen, and femtosecond lasers were used: our liquid phase
studies, in Cl2/LXe solutions;2
and the gas phase studies on
I2/Xe mixtures carried out in a static cell, in Zewail's group.3
These systems provide a unique opportunity for the interro-
gation of bimolecular reactions in real-time. From this topi-
cal perspective, the published work deserves clarification.
Under the deceptively simple shorthand notation for the
two-photon induced harpoon reaction at issue:

  

Source: Apkarian, V. Ara - Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

 

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