Toward separation of nuclear spin isomers with coherent light

Omar Deeb, Monika Leibscher*, Jörn Manz, Wulf Von Muellern, Tamar Seideman

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We propose an approach for separating nuclear spin isomers with coherent light and illustrate it by numerical calculations using fulvene as a model system. The scheme employs the equivalence of torsion and interchange of equivalent H-atoms in a class of molecules of which fulvene is a simple example. The exchange symmetry couples with the rotational symmetry to produce a spatial distinction between the two photo-excited nuclear spin isomers, and wavepacket interferometry is applied to separate the species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-328
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2 2007


  • Femtochemistry
  • Nuclear spin
  • Spectroscopic methods
  • Torsional isomerism
  • Wavepacket interferometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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