Search for quasiperiodic motion in vibrationally excited formaldehyde formed by S1 → So internal conversion

Kandadai N. Swamy, William L. Hase

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Abstract

A quasi-classical trajectory calculation is performed to simulate formaldehyde decomposition following S1 → So internal conversion. No mode specificity is observed in the unimolecular decay rates. Each of the trajectories exhibited chaotic motion. These findings suggest that the S1 → So internal conversion step does not prepare long-lived vibrational states in ground-state formaldehyde.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-378
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 29 1982

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