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Author Buijsse, B. ♦ Wouters, E. R. ♦ van der Zande, W. J.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ NUCLEAR FRAGMENTS ♦ ANISOTROPY ♦ NITROGEN ♦ PREDISSOCIATION ♦ PHOTON-MOLECULE COLLISIONS ♦ ROTATIONAL STATES ♦ ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION
Abstract We report on a new method to identify the electronic symmetry of continuum states involved in the predissociation of long-lived rotational levels of diatomic molecules. The angular distribution of atomic fragments resulting from photodissociation is used to elucidate the dissociation mechanism. We applied this method to the {ital e}{sup 1}{Pi}{sub {ital u}} ({ital v}=0, {ital J}=1,...,9) levels of N{sub 2}. These levels predissociate by two different mechanisms to N({sup 2}{ital P}{sup {ital o}})+N({sup 4}{ital S}{sup {ital o}}) and N({sup 2}{ital D}{sup {ital o}})+N({sup 4}{ital S}{sup {ital o}}) and each dissociation mechanism yields a different angular distribution. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 77
Issue Number 2


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