New Information on the Structure and Dynamics of Molecular Cations from Experiments on The Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Rydberg States

  • J. W. Zwanziger
  • K. S. Haber
  • F. X. Campos
  • E. R. Grant

Abstract

Historically, electronic spectroscopy has played a central role in the effort to structurally characterize small molecules, and, particularly, reactive intermediates.1 Increasingly, spectroscopic knowledge and analysis has also had a tremendous impact on our understanding of the radiationless dynamics of molecular excited states.2 The theoretical apparatus for dealing with such problems is well developed, and has been profitably extended to considerations of intramolecular relaxation in vibrationally excited electronic ground states.3

Keywords

Depression Manifold Benzene Helium Hydrocarbon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Zwanziger
    • 1
  • K. S. Haber
    • 1
  • F. X. Campos
    • 1
  • E. R. Grant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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