1 April 1992 State-to-state collision dynamics of molecular free radicals
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Abstract
State-to-state collision dynamics of molecular radicals were investigated by the laser-induced fluorescence technique in a pulsed, crossed-beam apparatus. Dramatically different product state distributions were observed for two prototypical radicals, NCO(X2$PI) and CH(X2$PI). Based on a quantum scattering formalism and general considerations of the potential energy surfaces these observations were interpreted as generic features for the inelastic scattering of 2$PI radicals. The differences observed for NCO and CH are the results of well-known Hund's coupling classification of linear molecules.
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Robert Glen Macdonald, Kopin Liu, "State-to-state collision dynamics of molecular free radicals", Proc. SPIE 1638, Optical Methods for Time- and State-Resolved Chemistry, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58154; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.58154
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