photodissociate

photodissociate

(ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˈsəʊsɪeɪt)
vb (tr)
(Chemistry) chem to split or break up molecules as a result of the absorption of photons
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Since Fujishima and Honda reported the evolution of oxygen and hydrogen from a Ti[O.sub.2] electrode under the irradiation of light in 1972 [1], photocatalysis is a very promising process to photodissociate water utilizing solar energy.
Under the UV irradiation, excited singlet-state HABI derivatives will photodissociate into two radicals because of the low C-N bond energy [2, 3].
In the fluorescence technique, a "write" laser photodissociates the seeded or inherent molecule in the flowing medium.