Time-resolved electron detachment imaging of the I- channel in I2Br photodissociation

Richard Mabbs, Kostyantyn Pichugin, Eric Surber, Andrei Sanov

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Abstract

The use of time-resolved negative-ion photoelectron imaging spectroscopy for the evolution of the I- channel of I2Br- photodissociation was analyzed. The 388 nm pump-388 nm probe photoelectron images showed details of the electronic structure transformation from the excited molecular anion to the atomic-anion fragment. It was stated that the dynamics of the photodissociation can be divided into two stages. In the first stage, the excess-electron wave function transforms from a molecular orbital to a localized atomic orbital. The second stage involves exit-channel dynamics where fragment interactions persists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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