Fragment angular distributions from photodissociation of polyatomic molecules

Yehuda B. Band, Michael D. Morse, Karl F. Freed

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-298
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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