Laser-pump/probe and double-beam absorption/dispersion approaches have been applied to the far wings of the Hg 3 P 1 - 1 S 0 resonance line broadened by collisions with H 2 . Absolute reduced absorption coefficients of the Hg-H 2 quasimolecules have been determined as a function of the wave-number shift A from the resonance-line center both in the red and blue wings. Decay probabilities of the excited Hg*( 3 P 1 )-H 2 quasimolecule into the reactive channel (HgH formation) or into the elastic channel (Hg*( 3 P 1 ) formation) have been determined as a function of A both for the red-wing excited Ã and blue-wing excited B̃ states. The rest of these decay probabilities have been attributed to three-body dissociation Hg( 1 S 0 )+H+H. These results indicate that (a) the Ã-state surface serves more effectively in HgH formation than the B̃-state surface by a factor of about 2.3; but (b) three-body dissociation, in turn, proceeds far more efficiently on the B̃-state surface than on the Ã-state surface. Discussions about the. energy barriers and the orbital correlations for HgH formation are presented, based on the Δ dependence of these decaying probabilities.
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