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Coherent photodissociation reactions: Observation by a novel picosecond polarization technique

Baskin, J. S. and Semmes, D. and Zewail, A. H. (1986) Coherent photodissociation reactions: Observation by a novel picosecond polarization technique. Journal of Chemical Physics, 85 (12). pp. 7488-7490. ISSN 0021-9606.

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In this communication, we wish to report on a novel picosecond polarization method for measuring the degree of rotational coherence that is preserved in photodissociation reactions. The systems studied here are jet-cooled van der Waals molecules; stilbene [4-6] bound [5] to He or Ne with a 1:1 composition.[7]

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1986 American Institute of Physics. Received 23 September 1986; accepted 10 October 1986. We have benefited from detailed and enlightening discussions with Professor R.B. Bernstein. This work is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DMR-8521191). Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory o/Chemical Physics, Contribution No. 7477.
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