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Issue 48, 2006
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Atomic polarization in the photodissociation of diatomic molecules

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Abstract

The angular momentum polarization of atomic photofragments provides a detailed insight into the dynamics of the photodissociation process. In this article, the origins of electronic angular momentum polarization are introduced and experimental and theoretical methods for the measurement or calculation of atomic orientation and alignment parameters described. Many diatomic photodissociation systems are surveyed, in order to provide an overview both of the historical development of the field and of the most state-of-the-art contemporary studies.

Graphical abstract: Atomic polarization in the photodissociation of diatomic molecules

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2006, accepted on 11 Oct 2006 and first published on 31 Oct 2006


Article type: Invited Article
DOI: 10.1039/B612590E
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006,8, 5591-5610
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    Atomic polarization in the photodissociation of diatomic molecules

    A. P. Clark, M. Brouard, F. Quadrini and C. Vallance, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006, 8, 5591
    DOI: 10.1039/B612590E

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