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Issue 42, 2019
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Control defeasance by anti-alignment in the excited state

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We predict anti-alignment dynamics in the excited state of H2+ or related homonuclear dimers in the presence of a strong field. This effect is a general indirect outcome of the strong transition dipole and large polarizabilities typically used to control or to induce alignment in the ground state. In the excited state, however, the polarizabilities have the opposite sign compared to those in the ground state, generating a torque that aligns the molecule perpendicular to the field, deeming any laser-control strategy impossible.

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09 Aug 2019
07 Oct 2019
First published
07 Oct 2019

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 23620-23625
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Control defeasance by anti-alignment in the excited state

B. Y. Chang, S. Shin, J. González-Vázquez, F. Martín, V. S. Malinovsky and I. R. Sola, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 23620
DOI: 10.1039/C9CP04427B

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