Dissociative ionization of methanol in moderate intense laser fields

T. Hatamoto, M. Okunishi, M. Matsumoto, T. Lischke, K. Shimada, G. Prümper, F. Kong, K. Ueda

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Dissociative ionization of methanol induced by ultrashort laser pulses has been studied at wavelengths of 400 nm and 800 nm with moderate intensity (1012-13 W/cm2). The laser power dependence of ionic species shows that multi photon ionization causes an excitation with a total energy from 11 to 15 eV. Comparing the current results with those of conventional VUV photodissociation experiments, we conclude that the molecules are excited to the X, A, B and C states of the ion, resulting in the CH4O+, CH3O+, CH3+ and CHO+ ions, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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