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Nascent Vibrational State Distributions of ZnH(X 2 ) and ZnD(X 2) Produced in the Reactions of Zn(41P1) With H2 and D2
The reactions of Zn(41P1) with H2 and D2 were studied by employing a laser pump-and-probe technique. The nascent vibrational state distributions of ZnH(X 2) and ZnD(X 2) were determined. The distributions were much cooler than the statistically expected ones. These results are consistent with the insertive attack model proposed for other excited metal-H2 systems. The quantum yield for the production of ZnH(X 2) was measured to be low; around 0.5 of that for cn4. Three-body dissociation processes to produce Zn(41S0) + H + H must be more dominant than the production of ZnH.