# VUV14 - Abstract - Guidelines

For VUV14, Abstracts will only be accepted using the Abstract Submission Form as plain text (ascii) with optional LaTeX markup. This format is becoming a common standard for conference abstract submission (e.g., APS, MSS, AGU, and many others) as it greatly simplifies processing and the production of the Program and Abstracts Book.

You do not have to be a LaTeX user in order to prepare and submit an abstract. Many abstracts can be completed without additional LaTeX markup commands (beyond those already in the abstract template). The Abstract is entered directly into a HTML form and translated into a LaTeX document for subsequent data extraction and printing. LaTeX markup is only required to provide a few special symbols and super- and sub-scripts.

Abstracts for VUV14 should be no more than one half of an A4 page in size. Specifically, everything, title, authors, affiliations, abstract content, any references or figures, should fit into a box 175 mm (W) × 125 mm (H). This restriction is necessary to reduce the size of the Abstracts Book.

Examples of abstracts are available within the Abstract Submission Form. One example, an abstract from VUV12 (slightly modified), is given below:

(example Abstract as a JPEG image)

Key points to note for the Submission Form:

• Title - should not be capitalized
• Reference list - use the Journal short form, e.g., J. Chem. Phys.

The Abstract content was produced using the following plain text:

The photodissociation process of molecules has been studied using a coupled-channel Schr\"odinger equation (CSE) model, that incorporates atomic scattering theory \cite{M}, to provide partial photoabsorption cross sections. The model calculations illustrate that a complex labyrinth of dissociation pathways may arise through the mixing of electronic states of the molecule. The study of such interactions is important for the interpretation of final product (photofragment) experiments \cite{LOCN}. An example of the effects of indirect predissociation can readily be~seen in Fig.~1, which shows an experimental and theoretical decomposition of the photoabsorption cross section for the 2nd Band of O\$_2\$, \$(1-0) E\,^3\Sigma_u^- - X\,^3\Sigma_g^-\$. The experimental spectrum reveals a residual component of the cross section that does not yield O(\$^1\!D\$). CSE calculations demonstrate that the optically forbidden \$(4-0) D\,^3\Sigma_u^+ - X\,^3\Sigma_g^-\$ transition, unresolved in~the~experimental~spectrum, borrows its intensity~from~the \$^3\Sigma_u^-\$ transition by spin-orbit coupling. The coupling between \$^3\Sigma_u^+\$ and \$^3\Sigma_u^-\$ Rydberg states provides an alternative dissociative path, via the associated \$^3\Sigma_u^+\$ valence state, yielding only O(\$^3\!P\$) products. This is in contrast to the dominant dissociation mechanism, via the \$^3\Sigma_u^-\$ Rydberg-valence interaction, that results in excited, O(\$^1\!D\$), oxygen atoms.
An image (PNG format) of the completed Abstract Submission Form used to produce the above abstract is available here (new window)
LaTeX markup used in the example Abstract:
 \"o umlaut ö \cite{M} citation to a reference identified by label "M" \$_2\$ subscript 2. NB: must have a closing \$ \$^3\Sigma_u^-\$ $3$Σu- (Greek Sigma) \, small space (not usually required)
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