Theory for the ultrafast structural response of optically excited small clusters: Time dependence of the ionization potential

Harald Olaf Jeschke, M. E. Garcia, K. H. Bennemann

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Abstract

Combining an electronic theory with molecular-dynamics simulations we present results for the ultrafast structural changes in small clusters. We determine the time scale for the change from the linear to a triangular structure after the photodetachment process [Formula Presented]→[Formula Presented]. We show that the time-dependent change of the ionization potential reflects in detail the internal degrees of freedom, in particular coherent and incoherent motion, and that it is sensitive to the initial temperature. We compare with experiment and point out the general significance of our results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R4601-R4604
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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