ArI2(X)→Ar+I2(B) photodissociation: Comparison between linear and T-shaped isomers dynamics

Octavio Roncero, Bruno Lepetit, J. Alberto Beswick, Nadine Halberstadt, Alexei A. Buchachenko

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An attempt was made to compute the spectra and product state distributions on semiempirical and ab initio electronic potential energy surfaces for both linear and T-shaped ArI2(X) isomers. It was shown that whereas the T-shaped isomer dynamics is dominated by resonances, dissociation of the linear isomer involves competition between a fast direct process and slower vibrational predissociation of near-linear resonances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6961-6973
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


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