Electronic angular momentum effects on photodissociation: fine structure cross sections and angular distributions for NaH → Na(2P 1 2, 3 2) + H(2S 1 2)

Sherwin J. Singer, Karl F. Freed, Yehuda B. Band

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Abstract

Quantum-mechanical calculations are presented for the Nah → Na(2P 1 23/2) + H(2S 1 2) photodissociation process. Non-adiabatic couplings are present when fragments possess non-vanishing electronic angular momentum and are essential to describe the low-energy cross sections and angular distributions. Coriolis and spin-orbit interactions considerably affect the Na2P 3 2:2P 1 2 branching ratio and angular distributions. Low-energy resonance phenomena are found, including ones arising from non-adiabatic spin-orbit coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Aug 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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