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Determination of transition dipole matrix elements for the 266 nm photofragmentation of ∣JKM〉 state-selected CD3I

Authors
Journal
Chemical Physics Letters
0009-2614
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
247
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0009-2614(95)01244-3
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract The photofragmentation of rovibrational energy-level and magnetic-state polarized ( X 1A 1)CD 3I ∣JKM〉≡∣111〉 was performed at 266 nm. The ∣ NK) rotational energy level distribution and the angular momentum polarization of the vibrationless ( X 2A″ 2 ) CD 3 photofragment were measured by (2+1) REMPI. State-selecting the parent CD 3I allowed the elements of the transition dipole matrix (or T-matrix) to be determined by relating the initial system (CD 3I plus photon) statistical tensors to measured product statistical moments. This is believed to be the first report of the experimental determination of T-matrix elements for a chemical reaction.

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