22 April 1993 State-to-state predissociation dynamics of CN-Ne
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Proceedings Volume 1858, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.143096
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Electronic spectra and predissociation dynamics for the CN-Ne van der Waals complex are reported. From an analysis of the bands associated with the CN B-X transition, we conclude that the equilibrium geometry of the complex is `T'-shaped in the ground state, and linear in the excited state. Electronic and vibrational predissociation of CN(B)-Ne was found to be too slow to compete with radiative decay. Excitation spectra for the CN-Ne A-X transition were strongly influenced by predissociation processes. Two channels were characterized for CN(A2$PRD, v equals 3)-Ne. One was spin-orbit induced (CN(A2$PRD1/2, v equals 3)-Ne yields CN(A2$PRD3/2, v equals 3) + Ne), and the other mediated by interstate transfer (CN(A2$PRD3/2, v equals 3)-Ne yields CN(X, 2(Sigma) +, v equals 7) + Ne). The former was approximately 104 times faster than the latter. Symmetry based propensities were evident in the rotational population distributions of the CN fragments.
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Suli Fei, Michael C. Heaven, "State-to-state predissociation dynamics of CN-Ne", Proc. SPIE 1858, Laser Techniques for State-Selected and State-to-State Chemistry, (22 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143096; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.143096

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