Mark L. Campbell
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
U.S. Naval Academy
572M Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5026
Professor Campbell's research is concerned with state-to-state dynamics of chemical reactions involving atoms and simple molecules. Laser induced fluorescence and visible chemiluminescence detection of product states are coupled with photodissociation and molecular beam techniques to study the detailed dynamical properties of single reactive collisions.
Current projects include photodissociation experiments involving transition metal atoms (particularly Ti, Mo, and W) in which a gas phase precursor molecule will be photodissociated using a UV pulsed laser, and the transition metal atom reactions with oxidants such as O2, NO, and N2O will be monitored using Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF). Other experiments are anticipated in which photodissociation products will be probed directly using LIF and spectrally resolved fluorescence detection to better understand the photodissociation process.