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Laser Chemistry
Volume 17 (1998), Issue 4, Pages 185-190

Photofragmentation of Cl2 at 308 nm

Department of Chemistry, University of Crete and Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Crete, Heraklion 711 10, Greece

Received 10 October 1997

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The velocity distributions for the Cl(2P3/2) and Cl(2P1/2) photofragments produced by the photolysis of Cl2 at 308 nm are measured using ion imaging. The angular distributions yield anisotropy parameters of β(2P3/2)=1.00±0.05,β(2P1/2)=0.95±0.05, suggesting that Cl(2P3/2) and Cl(2P1/2) is essentially produced via non-adiabatic curve crossing between the lu and the 0u+ excited electronic states.