Relaxation dynamics of the electronically excited vanadium met-car cluster

B. D. Leskiw, K. L. Knappenberger, A. W. Castleman

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Measurements of the electronic relaxation dynamics of the vanadium Met-Car cluster were performed. A consistent picture of an excited electronic state lying approximately 2 eV above the ground state was made. It was found that through slight adjustments of photon energy, it is possible to see the evolution of the Met-Car dynamics as they proceed from the narrow transient widths, when populating for above the aforementioned state, to the longer lived dynamics which become very evident under near resonant conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8321-8326
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number18
StatePublished - Nov 8 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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