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Laser Chemistry
Volume 12, Issue 1-2, Pages 33-42

Laser-Induced Charge Transfer Under Crossed-Beam Conditions: Application to the Na + I2 → Na+ + I2 System

1Departamento de Química Física, Facultad de Ciencias Químcas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
2Unidad de Haces Moleculares y Láseres, Centro de Estudios Avanzados Complutense, C/ Isaac Peral, s/n, Madrid 28040, Spain

Received 13 June 1991; Accepted 15 October 1991

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A crossed-beam charge transfer study was carried out for the Na(32P3/2,1/2) + I2 → Na+ + I2 system using laser excitation of the Na atom. The excitation functions were measured for the title reaction, searching for spin orbit effects. A common energy threshold of E0≃0.23eV was found for both processes. In addition, similar post-threshold laws for each spin-orbit state indicate the absence of such effects over the low collision energy range.