Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2009, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (04): 661-667.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB200904081

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Study on Photodissociation Dynamics of n-Pentyliodide Using Velocity Map Ion Imaging

ZHANG Yan, WANG Jun, ZHENG Qiu-Sha, LIU Yu-Zhu, ZHANG Rong-Rong, HU Chang-Jin, TANG Bi-Feng, ZHANG Bing   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, P. R. China; Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, P. R. China; Department of Physics and Technique, Kunming University, Kunming 650031, P. R. China; Department of Physics, Xiaogan University, Xiaogan 432100, Hubei Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2008-10-29 Revised:2008-12-02 Published:2009-03-31
  • Contact: ZHANG Bing

Abstract: Photodissociation dynamics of n-C5H11I at 266 and 277 nm was investigated using velocity map ion imaging. Speed and angular distributions of the corresponding photofragments were obtained by detecting ion images of I*(5p 2P1/2) and I (5p 2P3/2). Quantumyields of I* and Iwere also obtained. The contribution of parallel and perpendicular transitions and the relative fraction of each potential surface at different excitation wavelengths were determined. These determinations were based on the relative quantum yield and the angular distribution. It is found that a very strong nonadiabatic coupling exists between the two excited states 3Q0 and 1Q1, and the curve crossing probability rises gradually with a decrease in the excitation wavelength. Additionally, analysis of the angular distributions for the I* channel and the I channel at the same excitation wavelength revealed that the population of 3Q0 was the main pathway following excitation. However, when compared to the situation that the I* channel mainly results from the direct dissociation of the 3Q0 state, the I channel originates mostly fromthe nonadiabatic coupling between 3Q0 and 1Q1.

Key words: n-C5H11I, Velocity map ion imaging, Resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization, Relative quantum yield


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