Optical Society (The) (OSA) - Evidence of hydrogen migration rather than isomerization in the acetylene dication

2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)

Author(s): Chelsea E. Liekhus-Schmaltz ; Zheng Li ; Vladimir Petrovic ; Todd Martinez ; Philip H. Bucksbaum
Publisher: Optical Society (The) (OSA)
Publication Date: 1 June 2016
Conference Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Conference Date: 5 June 2016
Page(s): 1 - 2
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-943580-11-8

New ab initio calculations show that ultrafast isomerization in the acetylene dication has an extremely low probability because dissociation outcompetes isomerization. We propose that... View More