Selectivity in intense field dissociation

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Journal titleChemical Physics Letters
Pages247253; # of pages: 7
AbstractStrong laser fields exert forces comparable to, or exceeding, the forces which bind atoms to molecules. We exploit this physics to achieve selectivity in the dissociation of triatomic cations, using a simple, intuitive approach. We propose a class of molecules for which a strong bond can be preferentially dissociated over a weak bond using a strong infrared pulse with very simple pulse parameters. Selectivity is demonstrated for a model system of the type ABC₊.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NPARC number21277567
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