Detection of nitrogen atoms produced by predissociation of superexcited Rydberg states of NO

Asuka Fujii, Norio Morita

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Abstract

Predissociation processes of superexcited Rydberg states (υ=1, n=8-17, l=s, p and f) of the NO molecule have been investigated by detecting the fragment nitrogen atom with a resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) technique. As a result, the N(2D) production predicted by theoretical calculations has been confirmed. Moreover, the unexpected generation of N(4S) has also been observed. Yields of the fragment atoms are strongly dependent on both the principal and angular momentum quantum numbers of the Rydberg electron.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-309
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume182
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Aug 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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