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Laser Chemistry
Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 251-254

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

1Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de l'ENS, associé au CNRS URA 18 et à l'Université P. et M. Curie. 24, Rue Lhomond, PARIS CEDEX 05 75231, France
2Laboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité, associé au CNRS URA 770 IRSAMC, Université Paul SABATIER 118, Route de Narbonne, TOULOUSE CEDEX 31062, France
3Université Evry Val d'Essonne, France
4Université Cergy Pontoise, France

Received 8 July 1993

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The paper by Martinez et al.1 describes their study of the decay of the Cl2 B state by radiative and predissociation processes. The results of this work and the conclusions of their analysis are in strong disagreement with our results.2,3 We want to clarify these uncertainties in the present comment.