State to state in van der Waals complexes

  • C. Jouvet
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 227)


The dissociation induced by the excitation of high hindered rotation levels above the dissociation limit leads to the slow predissociation of the complex on a single energy surface. This has been observed in two systems Ar-N2, and Hg-N2. No measurement and calculations on test system have been done yet in order to determine the product state distribution or the time evolution. They would be very interesting in order to test the quality of the potential energy surface and of the approximations used to treat the very high vibrational levels.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Jouvet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de photophysique moléculaire du C.N.R.S. batiment 213Université de Paris SudOrsayFrance

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