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Volume 115, 2000
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The dynamics of Rydberg electron wavepackets in NO

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Abstract

Rydberg electron wavepackets have been studied in molecular NO for a variety of rotational states of the ion core. Predominantly radial motion of the electron wavepacket is observed which is similar to that previously reported in atomic systems. Interference effects similar to those observed in unperturbed Rydberg series are evident and third and fourth order partial revivals are identified. Most interestingly, when the classical period of electronic motion is close to the classical period of rotation of the molecular ion, the molecular dynamics dominates the electronic dynamics.

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Submitted
14 Dec 1999
First published
31 Mar 2000

Faraday Discuss., 2000,115, 63-70
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The dynamics of Rydberg electron wavepackets in NO

R. A. L. Smith, J. R. R. Verlet, E. D. Boléat, V. G. Stavros and H. H. Fielding, Faraday Discuss., 2000, 115, 63
DOI: 10.1039/A909794E

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