Title :

Electron-molecule reactions probed with photons

Abstract :

Electron-molecule reactions are ubiquitous in nature and technology. However, probing the details of such reactions remains both an experimental and computational challenge. Here, I will show recent developments from our group in experimentally probing these reactions by using light rather than electrons. This offers some key advantages that have enabled us to probe aspects that were previously not accessible through experiment. These include time-resolution and probing the effect of solvation. Examples of these will be given and some general features that drive electron capture will be discussed.