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Title: Conical intersection seam and bound resonances embedded in continuum observed in the photodissociation of thioanisole-d{sub 3}

Herein, the multi-dimensional nature of the conical intersection seam has been experimentally revealed in the photodissociation reaction of thioanisole-d{sub 3} (C{sub 6}H{sub 5}SCD{sub 3}) excited on S{sub 1}, giving C{sub 6}H{sub 5}S·(A{sup ~} or X{sup ~}) +·CD{sub 3} products. The translational energy distribution of the nascent·CD{sub 3} fragment, reflecting the relative yields of the C{sub 6}H{sub 5}S·(A{sup ~}) and C{sub 6}H{sub 5}S·(X{sup ~}) products, was measured at each S{sub 1} vibronic band using the velocity map ion imaging technique. Direct access of the reactant flux to the conical intersection seam leads to the increase of the nonadiabatic transition probability resulting in sharp resonances in the X{sup ~}/A{sup ~}C{sub 6}H{sub 5}S·product branching ratio at several distinct S{sub 1} vibronic bands. The nature of the S{sub 1} vibronic bands associated with such dynamic resonances was clarified by the mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy. The bound state embedded in continuum generated by the conical intersection is observed as a distinct dynamic resonance, revealing the nature of the nuclear motion responsible for the nonadiabatic coupling of two potential energy surfaces at the conical intersection. The multi-dimensional facets of the conical intersection seam in terms of its detailed structure and dynamic role are discussed with themore » aid of theoretical calculations.« less
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  1. Department of Chemistry, KAIST, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22255159
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; BOUND STATE; DISSOCIATION; ENERGY SPECTRA; IONIZATION; PHOTOLYSIS; POTENTIAL ENERGY; PROBABILITY; SPECTROSCOPY