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Electronic Excitation: Nonadiabatic Transitions

  • M. S. Child

Abstract

Nonadiabatic transitions are, strictly, those arising from a breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, the term adiabatic being reserved for the limit in which the electronic problem is solved with the nuclei fixed. This corresponds to a situation in which, in classical terms, the electrons would pass through many cycles of their periodic or quasiperiodic(1) motion in a time short compared with that required to achieve a significant perturbation to this motion by changing the nuclear geometry.

Keywords

Electronic Excitation Configuration Interaction Molecular Collision Symmetric Resonance Coriolis Coupling 
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  • M. S. Child
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  1. 1.Theoretical Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of OxfordEngland

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