Gottfried, N. H. and Zinth, Wolfgang and Kaiser, Wolfgang
Vibrational lifetimes and intramolecular energy randomisation of polyatomic molecules in liquids.
In: Journal of Molecular Structure, Vol. 113: pp. 61-67
Transient experiments with picosecond laser pulses give valuable information on the dynamic properties of polyatomic molecules in the electronic ground state. In small molecules the decay of vibrational energy occurs via individual lower energy states; in large molecules the experimental data support a statistical model.