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Published July 18, 1985 | public
Journal Article

IVR in Isolated Molecules with Nearby Electronic States


In this Letter, we report direct picosecond measurements of decay rates in a beam of isoquinoline, excited to different vibrational states in the second (S_2) excited electronic state (ππ^*). IVR and IER are discussed in relation to the proximity of the S_2 electronic state to a nearby S_1 (nπ^*) electronic state, and to internal conversion to the ground state.

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© 1985 American Chemical Society. Received: May 28, 1985. This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR-8105034. We also thank Professor E. Lim for providing us with information on the modes of isoquinoline in the nπ^* state, and for useful discussions.

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