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 Title: VIBRATIONAL MODE-SPECIFIC AUTODETACHMENT AND COUPLING OF CH2CN- Author(s): Lyle, Justin Contributor(s): Mabbs, Richard Subject(s): Mini-symposium: Multiple Potential Energy Surfaces Abstract: The Cyanomethyl Anion, CH$_{2}$CN-, and neutral radical have been studied extensively, with several findings of autodetachment about the totally symmetric transition, as well as high resolution experiments revealing symmetrically forbidden and weak vibrational features. We report photoelectron spectra using the Velocity-Mapped Imaging Technique in 1-2 wn increments over a range of 13460 to 15384 wn that has not been previously examined. These spectra include excitation of the ground state cyanomethyl anion into the direct detachment thresholds of previously reported vibrational modes for the neutral radical. Significant variations from Franck-Condon behavior were observed in the branching ratios for resolved vibrational features for excitation in the vicinity of the thresholds involving the nub{3} and nub{5} modes. These are consistent with autodetachment from rovibrational levels of a dipole bound state acting as a resonance in the detachment continuum. The autodetachment channels involve single changes in vibrational quantum number, consistent with the vibrational propensity rule but in some cases reveal relaxation to a different vibrational mode indicating coupling between the modes and/or a breakdown of the normal mode approximation. Issue Date: 6/20/2017 Publisher: International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy Citation Info: APS Genre: CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION Type: Text Language: English URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96982 DOI: 10.15278/isms.2017.TG10 Date Available in IDEALS: 2017-07-272018-01-29
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