Formation of hot hydrogen atoms from superexcited states of acetylene

Yoshiaki Kumagai, Takeshi Odagiri, Motoyoshi Nakano, Isao H. Suzuki, Kouichi Hosaka, Masashi Kitajima, Noriyuki Kouchi

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The cross sections for the formation of the H(2p) and H(2s) atoms, σ 2p and σ 2s , respectively, in photoexcitation of C 2 H 2 were obtained in an absolute scale for studying formation and decay of superexcited states in the extreme ultraviolet range. Several superexcited states of C 2 H 2 including multiply excited states were found in the curve of the σ 2p cross sections as a function of the incident photon energy. The same states seem to contribute to the variation in the σ 2s cross sections as well, which can be ascribed to the non-adiabatic transitions between the 2p and 2s channels. The Σ/Π symmetry-resolved cross sections for the H(2s) atom formation, σ2sΣ and σ2sΠ, were also obtained on an absolute scale. The coupling between the Σu+1 and 1 Π u states was found to be small.

Original languageEnglish
Article number244302
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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