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Laser Chemistry
Volume 12, Issue 1-2, Pages 103-121

Theoretical Approaches to Study the Vibrational Predissociation of Van Der Waals Molecules

Instituto de Física Fundamental Centro Mixto C.S.I.C.-U.C.M., C/Serrano 123, Madrid 28006, Spain

Received 30 May 1991; Accepted 15 October 1991

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Different approaches are presented for the study of vibrational predissociation of triatomic van der Waals molecules. These methods are applied to the study of the He-I2 when I2 is excited to the B electronic state.

The applicability of these methods is discussed in detail by comparing with “exact” quantum results.