Mechanism of collision-induced intersystem crossing in CO

D. Grimbert*, M. Lavollée, A. Nitzan, A. Tramer

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We have studied inert-gas pressure effects on the fluorescence decay in CO selectively excited to the υ = 0 to 7 vibronic levels of the A 1Π electronic state. It is shown that the dependence of the quenching cross section σisc on the average value of the ST mixing coefficient (β2) has a quasi-logarithmic form. A simple two-level model describing semiquantitatively this behavior is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1978
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Commission for Basic Research of the Israel Academy of Science


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