Time scales for molecular photodissociation

J. Alberto Beswick*, Joshua Jortner

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Direct dissociation dynamics is characterized by two distinct time scales, that is, the decay time of the autocorrelation function of the initial nuclear wavepacket τd (≈10-14-10-15 s) and the bond rupture time τb (∼10-13 s). τd and τb are analogous to T2-type dephasing and to T1-type level depletion processes, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 4 May 1990


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