Semiclassical estimation of Franck-Condon factors and transition rates for vertical and nonvertical transitions

A. V. Sergeev, Bilha Segev

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    Surface jumping is an intuitive concept. It gives a simple mechanistic picture of radiative or radiationless transitions between potential energy surfaces. According to this picture immediately after an electronic transition the nuclei are at a well defined region in phase space. This paper shows that when this simple picture applies, the transition rate can be calculated from the flow of probability from one potential energy surface to another at that phase-space region.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5852-5861
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2003


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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