Wales, N. P. L. and Buma, W. J. and de Lange, C. A. and Lefebvre-Brion, H. and McKoy, V. and Wang, Kwanghsi (1996) Zero kinetic energy-pulsed field ionization and resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization photoelectron spectroscopy: Ionization dynamics of Rydberg states in HBr. Journal of Chemical Physics, 104 (13). pp. 4911-4919. ISSN 0021-9606. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120209-104322348
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The results of rotationally resolved resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization photoelectron spectroscopy and zero kinetic energy‐pulsed field ionization studies on HBr via various rotational levels of the F^ 1Δ_2 and f^ 3Δ_2 Rydberg states are reported. These studies lead to an accurate determination of the lowest ionization threshold as 94 098.9±1 cm^(−1). Observed rotational and spin–orbit branching ratios are compared to the results of ab initio calculations. The differences between theory and experiment highlight the dominant role of rotational and spin–orbit interactions for the dynamic properties of the high‐n Rydberg states involved in the pulsed field ionization process.
|Additional Information:||© 1996 American Institute of Physics. Received 11 December 1995; accepted 22 December 1995. N.P.L.W. thanks R. Irrgang for communicating his ZEKE-PFI results prior to publication. The group at the University of Amsterdam gratefully acknowledges the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for equipment grants and for financial support. Calculations performed by H.L.B. have used the French National Computer (CNUSC). The Amsterdam and Pasadena groups gratefully acknowledge NATO for collaborative Grant No. CRG930183. Work at the California Institute of Technology was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Health and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy, and made use of the JPL/Caltech CRAY Y-MP2E/232 computer.|
|Subject Keywords:||Branching Ratio, Hydrobromic Acid, Ionization, Kinetic Energy, Multi-Photon Processes, Orbits, Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Photoionization, Rotation, Rydberg States, Spin|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 33.80.Rv, 33.60.+q|
|Official Citation:||Zero kinetic energy‐pulsed field ionization and resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization photoelectron spectroscopy: Ionization dynamics of Rydberg states in HBr N. P. L. Wales, W. J. Buma, C. A. de Lange, H. Lefebvre‐Brion, Kwanghsi Wang, and V. McKoy J. Chem. Phys. 104, 4911 (1996); doi:10.1063/1.471270|
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