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Direct mapping of curve-crossing dynamics in IBr by attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy

Citation

Kobayashi, Yuki et al. (2019), Direct mapping of curve-crossing dynamics in IBr by attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, UC Berkeley, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.6078/D10X1Z

Abstract

Herein is the experimental data set for the publication titled "Direct mapping of curve-crossing dynamics in IBr by attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy." The abstract of the paper is as follows:

The electronic character of photoexcited molecules can abruptly change at avoided crossings and conical intersections. Here, we report direct mapping of the coupled interplay between electrons and nuclei in a prototype molecule, iodine monobromide (IBr), using attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. A few-femtosecond visible pulse resonantly excites the B(3Π0+), Y(0+), and Z(0+) states of IBr, and the photodissociation dynamics are tracked by an attosecond extreme-ultraviolet pulse that simultaneously probes the I-4d and Br-3d core-level absorption edges. Direct comparison with quantum mechanical simulations unambiguously identifies the core-level absorption features associated with adiabatic and diabatic channels at the B/Y avoided crossing and concurrent two-photon dissociation processes that involve the Y/Z avoided crossing. The results show clear evidence for rapid switching of valence-electronic character at the avoided crossing.

Usage Notes

File #1 "pump_probe_spec.txt"

This 2D file contains the experimental results of the delay-dependent transient absorption measurements. The scales for the axes (delay time, photon energy) are provided in the other files. The values ΔOD are unitless.

File #2 "delay.txt"

This 1D file provides the delay time information. The units are femtosecond (fs).

File #3 "photon_energy.txt"

This 1D file provides the calibration of the XUV spectrometer. The units are electronvolt (eV).