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Picosecond Chemistry of Collisionless Molecules in Supersonic Beams

Zewail, A. H. (1984) Picosecond Chemistry of Collisionless Molecules in Supersonic Beams. In: Ultrafast Phenomena IV. Springer Series in Chemical Physics . No.38. Springer Berlin Heidelberg , Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 284-288. ISBN 9783642823800.

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The dynamics of collisionless intramolecular vibrational-energy redistribution (IVR), bond breakage, and bond formation in large isolated molecules is currently a very important and challenging problem. A fruitful approach to this problem involves the study, via direct measurements in the time domain, of the decay parameters of energetically excited molecules. Using such an approach one can determine unimolecular rate constants as well as study any quantum mechanical coherence phenomena that may be involved in a decay process. Furthermore, in cold beams these rates and coherence effects can be studied as a function of the energy and character of individual vibrational modes in a molecule. The results of such studies are important to understanding the nature of energy flow within molecules and to assessing the possibility of vibrational mode-selective laser chemistry [1].

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Additional Information:© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984. We acknowledge support by the National Science Foundation under Grants DMR-8105034 and CHE-8211356. This is Contribution No. 7047 from the Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology.
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Subject Keywords:Rotational Temperature; Picosecond Laser; Quantum Beat; Polarization Anisotropy; Coherence Effect
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