Perpendicular State of an Electronically Excited Stilbene: Observation by Femtosecond-Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy.

In the photoisomerization path of stilbene, a perpendicular state P on the S1 potential energy surface is expected just before internal conversion through a conical intersection S1/S0. For decades the observation of P was thwarted by a short lifetime τP in combination with slow population flow over a barrier. But these limitations can be overcome by… CONTINUE READING