Classical trajectory calculations of inelastic collisions involving electronically excited iodine molecules with rare-gas atoms have been extended to include the effects of potential surface crossing. Adiabatic potential surfaces were generated assuming an r-6 dependence of the energy splitting on the molecule-atom distance. Nonadiabatic transition probabilities were calculated using the Landau-Zener formula. The reduced-mass and final-state dependence of the calculated induced predissociation probabilities are in good agreement both with experiment and with earlier optical-model calculations.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry