Title

Geometrical Phase Driven Predissociation: Lifetimes of 2(2)A(') Levels of H-3

Authors

Authors

J. Blandon;V. Kokoouline

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. Lett.

Keywords

RECOMBINATION; DYNAMICS; Physics, Multidisciplinary

Abstract

We discuss the role of the geometric phase in predissociation dynamics of vibrational states near a conical intersection of two electronic potential surfaces of a D-3h molecule. We present a method to calculate lifetimes and positions of predissociated vibrational states (Feshbach resonances) for such X-3 molecules. The method accounts for the two coupled three-body potential surfaces. As an example, the method is applied to obtain vibrational levels of the 2(2)A(') electronic state of H-3. The three-body recombination rate coefficient for the H+H+H -> H-2+H process is estimated.

Journal Title

Physical Review Letters

Volume

102

Issue/Number

14

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000265082500020

ISSN

0031-9007

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