Intersystem crossing and intramultiplet mixing of excited Zn atoms by Xe

Hironobu Umemoto, Toshiharu Ohnuma, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Shigeru Tsunashima, Kazuya Kuwahara, Fuminori Misaizu, Kiyokazu Fuke

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The intersystem crossing of Zn(4 1P1) and the intramultiplet mixing of Zn(4 3PJ) by Xe were examined by using pulsed laser techniques. The following thermally averaged cross sections were obtained: Zn(4 1P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P 2) +Xe: 3.4, Zn(4 1P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P1) +Xe: 0.4, Zn(4 1P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P0) +Xe: <0.01, Zn(4 3P1) +Xe→Zn(4 3P2) +Xe: 12.0×10-3, Zn(4 3P1)+Xe→Zn(4 3P0)+Xe: 6.3×10-3, in units of 10-16 cm2. These experimental results could well be reproduced by quantum close-coupling calculations by assuming suitable potential energy curves. The intersystem crossing by He was found to be inefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3282-3288
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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