Vibronic Coupling in the X2Πg2Πu Band System of Diacetylene Radical Cation

Arpita Ghosh, Samala Nagaprasad Reddy, S. Rajagopala Reddy, S. Mahapatra

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Vibronic interactions in the two energetically lowest electronic states (X2Πg2Πu) of the diacetylene radical cation (C4H2•+) are theoretically examined here. The spectroscopy of these two electronic states of C4H2•+ has been a subject of considerable interest and measured in the laboratory by various groups. Inspired by numerous experimental data, we attempt here a detailed investigation of vibronic interactions within and between the doubly degenerate Π electronic states and their impact on the vibronic structure of each state. A vibronic coupling model is constructed in a diabatic electronic basis and with the aid of ab initio quantum chemistry calculations. The vibronic structures of the electronic states are calculated by time-independent and time-dependent quantum mechanical methods. The progression of vibrational modes in the vibronic band is identified, assigned, and compared with the literature data. The nonradiative internal conversion dynamics is also examined and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7881-7889
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number40
StatePublished - 13 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

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