The photodissociation dynamics of state selected OD radicals has been examined at 243 and 226 nm using velocity map imaging to probe the angle–speed distributions of theD(2S) and O(3P2) products. Both experiment and complementary first principle calculations demonstrate that photodissociation occurs by promotion of OD from high vibrational levels of the ground X 2Π state to the repulsive 1 2Σ− state.
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D. Č. Radenović, A. J. A. Van Roij, D. A. Chestakov, A. T. J. B. Eppink, J. J. ter Meulen, D. H. Parker, M. P. J. Van der Loo, G. C. Groenenboom, M. E. Greenslade, M. I. Lester, “Photodissociation of the OD radical at 226 and 243 nm,” J. Chem. Phys. 119, 9341 (2003).
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