Intramolecular Relaxation of Open-Shell Organic Cations

  • John P. Maier
  • Fritz Thommen
Conference paper
Part of the The Jerusalem Symposia on Quantum Chemistry and Biochemistry book series (JSQC, volume 15)

Abstract

Radiationless relaxation of open-shell polyatomic cations which decay radiatively has been studied quantitatively under collision-free conditions by means of photoelectron-photon coincidence measurements. These yield directly the fluorescence quantum yields and lifetimes of the cation with selected energy within the excited state. The results are illustrated by examples for three categories of cations: of triatomic s undergoing predissociation, those characteristic of the statistical limit and those showing a pronounced quasi-biexponential decay.

Keywords

Manifold Benzene Photodissociation Cali Diacetylenes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Maier
    • 1
  • Fritz Thommen
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland

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