Biological and Chemical Physics
High-resolution imaging experiments combined with new electronic structure and dynamics calculations strongly indicate that the O(3P)+O2 products with very low kinetic energy release (Etr<0.2 eV) formed in the deep UV (226 nm) photodissociation of ozone reflect excitation of the Herzberg states of O2: A' 3Δu(v=0, 1, 2) and A 3Σ+u(v=0, 1). This interpretation contradicts the earlier assignment to very high (v≥26) vibrational states of O2(3Σ-g).
Schinke, Reinhard; McBane, George C.; Shen, L.; Singh, P. C.; and Suits, A. G., "Production of O2 Herzberg States in the Deep UV Photodissociation of Ozone" (2009). Peer Reviewed Articles. 17.