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Laser Chemistry
Volume 19, Issue 1-4, Pages 105-108

Theoretical Simulation of the Zeke Spectra of Naphthalene From Single Vibronic Levels of S1

1Dipartimento di Chimica “G. Ciamician”, Università di Bologna, Via F. Selmi, Bologna 2 40126, Italy
2Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa KIA OR6, Canada

Received 7 April 1997

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We present the simulations and analysis of the two-color ZEKE spectra of naphthalene, performed with the help of quantum chemical calculations of molecular parameters followed by the modelling of vibronic intensities. Ab initio and semi-empirical calculations were carried out to obtain molecular structures of neutral and ionic naphthalene, and vibronic perturbations that couple the electronic states. It is shown that the intensities, simulated with a model based on the perturbative expansion of vibronic states, nicely reproduce the observed spectra and contribute to reassign some of the ground state frequencies of naphthalene cation.