Probing the nature of the K-rotor in unimolecular reactions: Scalar and vector correlations in the photodissociation of NCNO Academic Article uri icon


  • The photodissociation of NCNO at 520 and 532 nm was examined using transient frequency modulation Doppler spectroscopy in order to study vector and scalar correlations in the dissociation. A small correlation between v and J was observed corresponding to Β00(22) bipolar moments ranging from 0.00±0.02 to -0.03±0.02 at 532 nm and 0.00±0.02 to -0.01±0.02 at 520 nm. These were well described by a helicity unrestricted PST formulation at both wavelengths.

author list (cited authors)

  • McGivern, W. S., & North, S. W.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • April 2002