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OH electron, where art thou?

Nature Chemistry volume 5, pages 253255 (2013) | Download Citation

The study of the reaction of a ground-state O atom with H2 has previously proved difficult because of its high activation barrier. Now, new experiments have revealed unexpected OH product states; but perhaps there is a simple explanation?

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The author is grateful to the US National Science Foundation for support under grant CHE1213332 and to Paul Dagdigian for helpful discussions.

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  1. Millard H. Alexander is in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-2021, USA

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