Intramolecular vibrational energy relaxation in benzene

Paul J. Nagy, William L. Hase

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Preliminary results are reported of a Monte Carlo trajectory study of intramolecular vibrational energy relaxation in a model of benzene. Very little relaxation is found to occur on a picosecond timescale. The rate of intramolecular vibrational energy relaxation appears to be dependent upon the nature of the initial energy distribution. Deuteration causes a pronounced increase in the relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 15 1978


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