Ultrafast nonadiabatic photodissociation dynamics of F2 in solid Ar

Maxim Sukharev, A. Cohen, Robert Benny Gerber, Tamar Seideman

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    We explore the ultrafast spin-flip dynamics in a diatomic molecule imbedded in a rare gas matrix using the combination of a quantum mechanical and a semiclassical surface hopping method. Specifically, we investigate (1) the extent to which the phenomenon of electronically-localized eigenstates in strongly-coupled manifolds survives in the presence of rapid decay and a multitude of electronically coupled states; (2) the ability of the surface hopping method to predict the short time dynamics; and (3) the time range over which frozen lattice models are valid. Our results point to the active role played by a large number of coupled electronic states in the F2/Ar dynamics while substantiating our confidence in the validity of the popular surface hopping approach for the system considered.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1651-1659
    Number of pages9
    JournalLaser Physics
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - Aug 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Instrumentation
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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