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Laser Chemistry
Volume 18, Issue 3, Pages 111-128
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1999/86213

Collision-Induced E(0g+)D(0u+) State-to-State Energy Transfer in I2

1Department of Chemistry, Laser Centre, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081-1083, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2Department of Physics and Astronomy, Laser Centre, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081-1083, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3Art Innovation BV Holland, Westermaatsweg, Hengelo 7556 BW, The Netherlands

Received 19 November 1998

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Abstract

Electronic energy transfer in the E(0g+)D(0u+) system of I2 is investigated in an experiment, where single rovibrational quantum states are prepared, single collision conditions prevail, and the final states have been determined from dispersed fluorescence. In I2(E)X(X=Ar,N2,O2) the collisional decay is found to be governed by minimum energy transfer. With (X=I2) an anomalous behaviour is found for the initially prepared E, ν=8, J=56 level, which is tentatively ascribed to vibrational excitation of the collision partner.