Selective energy and phase transfer in the photodissociation of I2 in argon clusters: Quantum dynamics simulations

H. Eshet*, M. A. Ratner, R. B. Gerber

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Photodissociation of I2 in the I2Ar17 cluster is studied by quantum wavepacket simulations, using time-dependent mean-field potentials. It is found that: (a) Initial energy transfer from the I2 is mostly to three cluster modes, which undergo multiquantum excitation. Several other modes undergo single-quantum excitation. (b) Coherent phase transfer from the I2 to specific cluster modes is found. (c) Energy transfer from initially-excited modes to the other modes becomes large after 0.6 ps. Phase space interpretation is provided by computed Wigner distributions in time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 11 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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