TITLE

Jahn-Teller and related effects in the silver trimer. II: Vibrational analysis of the à 2E″-X 2E′ electronic transition

AUTHOR(S)
Sioutis, Ilias; Stakhursky, Vadim L.; Pitzer, Russell M.; Miller, Terry A.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;3/28/2007, Vol. 126 Issue 12, p124309
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The laser-excited, jet-cooled à 2E″-X 2E′ electronic spectrum of the silver trimer yields detailed information about its Ã- and X-state vibronic structure. Following extensive parameter fitting, the absorption and emission spectra are simulated and the bands are assigned. The Jahn-Teller analysis includes both linear and quadratic coupling terms, considered simultaneously with spin-orbit coupling. The spin-orbit splitting is shown to be largely quenched in both the à and X electronic states. The Jahn-Teller analysis of the à and X vibronic structures reveals the distortion of their corresponding potential energy surfaces.
ACCESSION #
24601915

 

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