Crossed Beams Studies of Mo(a7S3) and Mo(a5S2) Collisions with CH4 and C2H6
Ryan Z. Hinrichs, Peter A. Willis, Hans U. Stauffer, Jonathan J. Schroden, and H. Floyd Davis
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University,
Ithaca, New York 14853-1301
Submitted to J. Chem. Phys., Sept. 1999.
The interactions of Mo(a7S3) and Mo(a5S2) with methane, CH4, and ethane, C2H6, were studied under single collision conditions using the crossed molecular beams technique. Ground state Mo(a7S3) atoms were found to be unreactive at all collision energies studied up to <Ecoll> = 35.4 kcal/mol. Non-reactive scattering of Mo(a7S3) was studied with methane and ethane and compared to collisions with Ne and Ar. A forward peaking center-of-mass angular distribution, T(