Probing of Nuclear Waves in Triplet H2 (n=3)
The wave function of the nuclei that are forming the molecule is one of the basic ingredients to describe their vibrational and rotational motion in the electronic environment. Not only do they show the quantization of rotational and bound vibrational motion, but they are also important in the description of transitions between molecular states through the Franck-Condon and Honl-London factors. In all these cases, integrals containing the nuclear wavefunctions are involved, so the wavefunctions are only probed indirectly. We will describe an experiment in which the vibrational wavefunctions are probed in a direct way2, which opens new possibilities to test the theoretical description of excited molecules.
KeywordsInternuclear Distance Transition Dipole Moment Kinetic Energy Distribution Kinetic Energy Release Kinetic Energy Spectrum
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