Abstract

First-principles treatments of quantum molecular reaction dynamics have reached the level of quantitative accuracy even in cases with strong non-Born-Oppenheimer effects. This achievement permits the interpretation of puzzling experimental phenomena related to dynamics governed by multiple coupled potential energy surfaces. We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of the photodissociation of formyl radical (HCO). Oscillations observed in the distribution of product states are found to arise from the interference of matter waves-a manifestation analogous to Young's double-slit experiment.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Quantum chemistry, Bond breaking reactions; First principles; Formyl radicals; Molecular reaction dynamics; Non-Born-Oppenheimer effects; Quantitative accuracy; Theoretical study; Young's double slit experiments, Potential energy

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2375-2548

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Final Version

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text

Language(s)

English

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