Vibrational memory in quantum localized states

Ajili, Y.; Trabelsi, T.; Denis-Alpizar, O.; Stoecklin, T.; Csaszar, A. G.; Al-Mogren, M. Mogren; Francisco, J. S.; Hochlaf, M.


The rovibrational eigenenergy set of molecular systems is a key feature needed to understand and model elementary chemical reactions. A unique class of molecular systems, represented by an (4)A '' excited electronic state of the [H, S, N](-) system comprising several distinct dipole-bound isomers, is found to contain both bent and linear minima separated by relatively small barriers. Full-dimensional nuclear-motion computations performed in Jacobi coordinates using three-dimensional potential energy surfaces describing the stable isomers and the related transition states yield rovibrational eigenstates located both below and above the barriers. The rovibrational wave functions are well localized, regardless of whether the state's energy is below or above the barriers. We also show that the states preserve the memory of the isomeric forms they "originate from," which is signature of a strong vibrational memory effect above isomerization barriers.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000376632100002 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
Volumen: 93
Número: 5
Fecha de publicación: 2016


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