Effect of Parent Internal Excitation on Product State Distribution in Methyl Radical Photodissociation at 212.5 nm
- High Rydberg state, CH3 radical, Photodissociation /
Abstract: Photodissociation dynamics of the CH3 radical at 212.5 nm excitation has been studied experimentally using the H atom Rydberg tagging time-of-flight method. CH3 radicals are produded by photodissociation of CH3I at 266 nm. Translational energy distribution and angular distribution for the CH2 product from CH3 photodissociation at different vibrational levels via the 3s Rydberg state have been measured. From these distributions, product J state distributions are obtained for photodissociation of different vibrationally excited CH3 radicals. The effect of parent vibrational as well as rotational excitation on the dissociation dynamics of CH3 is also investigated in detail. Experimental results in this work show that parent vibrational excitation in the umbrella mode has a significant effect on both rotational excitation and angular distribution of the CH2 product, while parent rotational excitation has obvious effect only on the angular distribution of CH2 product.
|Citation:||Guo-rong Wu, Jing-hui Zhang, Steven A.Harich, Xue-ming Yang. Effect of Parent Internal Excitation on Product State Distribution in Methyl Radical Photodissociation at 212.5 nm[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2006, 19(2): 109-116. doi: 10.1360/cjcp2006.19(2).109.8|