Vibrationally Energized Molecules: Unimolecular Energy Flow, Chaos, and Level Specific Chemistry
Final rept. 1 Nov 1987-31 Oct 1990
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Our goal has been to develop experimental and theoretical methods capable of characterizing the structure and dynamics of molecules undergoing large amplitude vibrational motions andor chaotic dynamics. We have made progress toward this goal using the Stimulated Emission Pumping technique combined with statistical pattern-recognition schemes. Our SEP study of HCP samples the HCP HPC isomerization barrier. We have developed three statistical pattern recognition techniques, Statistical Fourier Transform, Spectral Cross- Correlation, and Extended Autocorrelation, and applied these to experimental and computed spectra of HCN, HCP, acetylene, and NO2.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy