### Abstract

A method is described for an ab-initio Cl calculation of the decay of H2CO(1A2). The normal modes 4, 5 and 6 turn out to be about equally important for inducing the radiative transition, while the non-radiative decay is an example of the resonance case. So the experimentally determined exponential decay must be due to a coupling with the dissociative continuum.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 353-356 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Chemical Physics Letters |

Volume | 54 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1978 |

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van Dijk, J. M. F., Kemper, M. J. H., Kerp, J. H. M., Buck, H. M., & Visser, G. J. (1978). Ab-initio CI calculation of radiative and non-radiative decay of formaldehyde (1A2) with application to its photochemical decomposition.

*Chemical Physics Letters*,*54*(2), 353-356. https://doi.org/10.1016/0009-2614(78)80116-X