Richard Mabbs

Associate Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Nottingham University, UK
BSc, Nottingham University, UK
research interests:
  • Anions/Cluster Anions
  • Dissociative Attachment
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Reaction Dynamics
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1134
    • One Brookings Dr.
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    ​Richard Mabbs' research interests focus on electron-molecule, electron-atom, and ion-molecule interactions, the dynamics of reactions induced by electron capture and photoexcitation, and the electronic structure of atoms, molecules, and ions.

    Selected Publications

    I−·(CH3I)2 Photoexcitation: The Influence Of Dipole Bound States On Detachment And Fragmentation
    M. Van Duzor, F. Mbaiwa, J. Lasinski, N. Holtgrewe, and R. Mabbs*
    J. Chem. Phys. 134, 214301, 2011

    Near Threshold Cl−·CH3I Photodetachment: Apparent 2P1/2 Channel Suppression and Enhanced 2P3/2 Channel Vibrational Excitation
    M. Van Duzor, J. Lasinski, F. Mbaiwa, D. Dao, N. Holtgrewe, R. Mabbs*
    J. Chem. Phys. 134, 184315, 2011

    Vibronic Coupling in the Superoxide Anion: The Vibrational Dependence of the Photoelectron Angular Distribution
    M. Van Duzor, F. Mbaiwa, J. Wei, T. Singh, R. Mabbs*, A. Sanov, S.T. Gibson, S. J. Cavanagh, B.R. Lewis, J.R. Gascooke
    J. Chem. Phys. 133, 174311, 2010

    Photodetachment from I−·CH3X (X=I, Br, Cl)
    M. Van Duzor, F. Mbaiwa, J. Wei, R. Mabbs*
    J. Chem. Phys., 133, 144303, 2010

    Observation of Vibration-Dependent Electron Anisotropy In O2− Photodetachment
    R. Mabbs*, F. Mbaiwa, J. Wie, M. Van Duzor, S.T. Gibson, S. J. Cavanagh, B.R. Lewis
    Physical Review A 82, 011401(R), 2010

     Threshold Effects in I−∙CH3CN and I−∙H2O Cluster Anion Detachment: The Angular Distribution as an Indicator of Electronic Autodetachment
    F. Mbaiwa, J. Wei, M. Van Duzor, R. Mabbs*
    J. Chem. Phys., 132, 134304, 2010

    Direct and Indirect-Detachment in the Iodide-Pyrrole Cluster Anion: The Role of Dipole Bound and Neutral Cluster States
    F. Mbaiwa, M. Van Duzor, J. Wei, R. Mabbs*
    J. Phys. Chem. A, 114, 1539, 2010

    Intra-Cluster Photoelectron Interactions: Scattering and Dissociative Attachment in Halide-Methyl Halide Cluster Anions
    R. Mabbs*, M. Van Duzor, F. Mbaiwa, J. Wei
    J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 194, 012051, 2009

    The Effect of Intra-Cluster Photoelectron Interactions on the Angular Distribution in I−∙CH3I Photodetachment
    M. Van Duzor, J. Wei, F. Mbaiwa, R. Mabbs*
    J. Chem. Phys. 131, 204306, 2009

    Photoelectron Imaging: An Experimental Window into Electronic Structure
    R. Mabbs*, E. Grumbling, K. Pichugin, A. Sanov
    Chem. Soc. Rev. 38, 2169, 2009

    Photoelectron imaging of negative ions
    A. Sanov* and R. Mabbs
    Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 27, 53, 2008