Welcome to the Richard Mabbs Research Group!

Our 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. We use an anion photodetachment approach and velocity mapped photoelectron imaging. To compliment our experimental studies we routinely use quantum chemistry calculations. In addition to our Department’s Computational Chemistry Facility, we use the resources of the iOpenShell Center for computational studies of electronic structure and spectroscopy of open-shell and electronically excited species hosted by the University of Southern California.

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Washington University Department of Chemistry

  • Mailing Address: CB 1134
  • Phone: 314-935-6530

Richard Mabbs Research Group

  • Mailing Address: mabbs@wustl.edu
  • Phone: 314-935-5928
  • Fax: 314-935-4481