Richard Mabbs

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

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1134
    One Brookings Dr.
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

​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