(W. D. Lawrance, M. J. Brunger, K. Nixon and F.Wang [Swinburne University])

Studying van der Waals molecules and clusters provides insights into the intermolecular interactions controlling chemistry in liquids. We will use EMS of van der Waals molecules to probe directly, for the first time, electrons involved in intermolecular bonds. Because EMS is particularly sensitive to the long range part of the wave function, it has the potential to provide unprecedented detail concerning the intermolecular bonding that underlies molecular behaviour in condensed phases.