Full observation of ultrafast cascaded radiationless transitions from S2(ππ-) state of pyrazine using vacuum ultraviolet photoelectron imaging

Takuya Horio, Roman Spesyvtsev, Kazuki Nagashima, Rebecca A. Ingle, Yoshi Ichi Suzuki, Toshinori Suzuki

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Abstract

A photoexcited molecule undergoes multiple deactivation and reaction processes simultaneously or sequentially, which have been observed by combinations of various experimental methods. However, a single experimental method that enables complete observation of the photo-induced dynamics would be of great assistance for such studies. Here we report a full observation of cascaded electronic dephasing from S2(ππ) in pyrazine (C4N2H4) by time-resolved photoelectron imaging (TRPEI) using 9.3-eV vacuum ultraviolet pulses with a sub-20 fs time duration. While we previously demonstrated a real-time observation of the ultrafast S2(ππ) → S1(nπ) internal conversion in pyrazine using TRPEI with UV pulses, this study presents a complete observation of the dynamics including radiationless transitions from S1 to S0 (internal conversion) and T1(nπ) (intersystem crossing). Also discussed are the role of 1Au(nπ) in the internal conversion and the configuration interaction of the S2(ππ) electronic wave function.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044306
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume145
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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