Quantum mechanism in the photodissociation of NaFH complex: A challenge to semiclassical analysis

Yehuda Zeiri, Gil Katz, Ronnie Kosloff, Maria S. Topaler, Donald G. Truhlar, John C. Polanyi

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Abstract

The photodissociation of collinear HFNa van der Waals complexes is investigated by quantum mechanical wave packet propagation and by five semiclassical trajectory methods. For this system, with strongly avoided crossing, none of the semiclassical theories is qualitatively correct for either half-lives or the branching ratios. Quantum calculations show a substantial isotope effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-528
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume300
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 12 1999

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