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Laser Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 1-6, Pages 339-354

Photophysical Processes in Simple Molecules Excited by Synchrotron Radiation

1Département de Physico-Chimie, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, Gif sur Yvette Cedex 91191, France
2LURE, Université de Paris-sud, Bâtiment 209c, Orsay Cedex 91405, France

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The elementary photophysical processes following the absorption of a VUV photon (above 10 eV) by an isolated molecule are described. Special emphasis is made on photoionization and photodissociation processes, on the basis of recent results obtained by different experimental methods associated to synchrotron radiation. Discussion is made within the frame of recent theories. Future trends are also mentioned in connection with new synchrotron sources. NaI222nmNaI*→Na*(32P)+I.