We present results of quantum calculations for the photofragment angular distributions of linear triatomic molecules. Deviations from axial recoil are predicted and explained (even for high energy dissociations) when (a) the diatomic fragment rotational angular momentum differs from the initial total angular momentum of the triatomic, and when (b) the initial triatomic bending degrees of freedom are excited.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Chemical Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 15 Nov 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry