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Laser Chemistry
Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 255-257

Comment: Reply to Comment on “Dynamics of the B Π3(0u+) and a Π3(1u) States of Chlorine by Laser Induced Fluorescence”

1Departamento de Química Física, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real 13004, Spain
2Departamento de Química Física, Universidad del País Vasco, Apdo. 644, Bilbao 48080, Spain

Received 22 September 1993

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The comment of Billy et al.1 on our paper about the dynamics of the B and A states of chlorine2 emphasizes mainly two points: a) our results about the radiative decay rate of the B state of Cl2 are incorrect, because our experimental system is unable to measure the true long lifetimes of this state; b) both A Π3(1u) and Π1(1u) states contribute to the Coriolis predissociation in the B state, in contradiction with our mechanism, which excludes the Π1(1u) state.