Complex and sustained quantum beating patterns in a classic IVR system: the 3¹5¹ Level in S₁ p-difluorobenzene
Midgley, Jonathan; Davies, Julia A.; Reid, Katharine L.
Julia A. Davies
Katharine L. Reid
Using picosecond time-resolved photoelectron imaging we have studied the intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution (IVR) dynamics that occur following the excitation of the 3151 level which lies 2068 cm-1 above the S1 origin in p difluorobenzene. Our technique, which has superior time resolution to that of earlier studies but retains sufficient energy resolution to identify the behavior of individual vibrational states, enables us to determine six distinct beating periods in photoelectron intensity, only one of which has been observed previously. Analysis shows that the IVR dynamics are restricted among only a handful of vibrational levels, despite the relatively high excitation energy. This is deduced to be a consequence of the high symmetry and rigid structure of p-difluorobenzene.
Midgley, J., Davies, J. A., & Reid, K. L. (2014). Complex and sustained quantum beating patterns in a classic IVR system: the 3¹5¹ Level in S₁ p-difluorobenzene. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 5(14), doi:10.1021/jz501135b
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jul 17, 2014|
|Deposit Date||Dec 7, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 7, 2014|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters|
|Publisher||American Chemical Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf|
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