Suppression of the molecular ultra-fast dissociation in bromomethane clusters.

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We address the influence of clustering on the ultra-fast dissociation of bromomethane. Valence and core photo-electron spectroscopy, partial electron yield absorption, and resonant Auger spectroscopy have been used together with ab initio calculations to investigate the properties of the ultra-fast dissociation. The ratio of ultra-fast dissociation of molecules in clusters as compared to free molecules is determined to be significantly reduced. We propose partial delocalization of the excited electronic state as being responsible for this behavior.

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  • Physical Sciences
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Original languageEnglish
Article number224305
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume141
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes