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Title

Quantum Effects in the Decomposition of Nitrogen Clusters

Abstract

we have analyzed metastable decompositions of nitrogen cluster ions, (N2)n+, n ⩽ 50, produced in a supersonic beam with subsequent electron impact ionization. The dissociation probability, plotted versus the number of desordered N2 molecules, exhibits an oscillatory pattern. This is attributed to radiationless relaxation of vibrationally excited N2 molecules in the cluster. The number of molecules lost per quantum rapidly increases in the size range 20 ⩽ n ⩽ 25, but attains a constant value, Δn ≈ 4.7, above 25.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

7-22-1988

Journal Title

Chemical Physics Letters

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0009-2614(88)87192-6

Document Type

Article

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