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Home > Research Teams > Molecular systems, Astrophysics and Environment > Research > Theme 1: Spectroscopy of neutral, radical and ionic molecules for astrophysics > Medium to high resolution VUV spectroscopy

Medium to high resolution VUV spectroscopy

The scientific skills of the group include the study of the rotationally-resolved vibronic excited structure of small molecules and radicals (neutral or cation) investigated with various photon excitation sources at ISMO or on vacuum-ultraviolet plateforms such as SOLEIL synchrotron (DESIRS beamline) and the laser facility of CLUPS laser center. This research activity benefits from a broadly tunable nanosecond-pulsed VUV laser at ISMO which enables new spectroscopic investigations in the range 6-17 eV at very-high resolution (about 10-2 cm-1). This research activity is supported by theoretical developments to model the transition intensities which can also include the treatment of non-rigid molecules.