Electronic and Vibrational Dephasing in Solution by Dynamic Symmetry Breaking

  • A. B. Myers
  • A. E. Johnson
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 62)


A new type of Raman dephasing due to interconversion between two symmetrically related structures is described. The line is broadened by fluctuations not in the vibrational frequency but in the sign of the Raman polarizability.


Ethyl Acetonitrile Photodissociation Acetoni Trile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Myers
    • 1
  • A. E. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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