Detailed dynamics of a complex photochemical reaction: Cis–trans photoisomerization of stilbene Academic Article uri icon


  • Detailed simulations of the cis to trans photoisomerization of stillbene following a laser pulse with a FWHM of 150 fs were performed. After this pulse produced electronic excitations from HOMO to LUMO, the vinyl and vinyl-phenyl bonds, respectively, underwent an increase and decrease in length. Two principal avoided crossings were found for the HOMO and LUMO levels.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dou, Y., & Allen, R. E.

publication date

  • January 1, 2003 11:11 AM