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Lifetime and predissociation yield of ¹⁴N₂b¹Πu(v=1) revisited: effects of rotation

Lewis, B. R.; Gibson, S. T.; Sprengers, J. P.; Ubachs, W.; Johansson, A.; Wahlström, C. -G.


Coupled-channel Schrödinger-equation calculations of the lifetime of the b(v=1) level of ¹⁴N₂ reveal strong rotational effects, with extreme lifetime shortening at high J as a result of rapidly increasing predissociation. Comparison with experiment indicates that the apparent discrepancy between the results of Sprengers et al. [J. Chem. Phys.120, 8973 (2004)] and Oertel et al. [Chem. Phys. Lett.82, 552 (1981)] is an artifact, caused by the significant J dependence of the lifetime, together with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005-12-21
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.2137722


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