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Rotational analysis of the (A)over-tilde(2)A(1)-(X)over-tilde(2)A(1) band system of yttrium dicarbide,YC2

TitleRotational analysis of the (A)over-tilde(2)A(1)-(X)over-tilde(2)A(1) band system of yttrium dicarbide,YC2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSteimle, TC, Bousquet, RR, Namiki, KC, Merer, AJ
JournalJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Volume215
Pagination10-28
Date PublishedSep
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0022-2852
KeywordsACTIVATION, C-H BOND, DOUBLE-RESONANCE, ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE, HYPERFINE-STRUCTURE, MICROWAVE, MONOSULFIDE, SPECTROSCOPY, SPIN-ROTATION, TRANSITION-METAL ATOMS, YC2
Abstract

{The 000-000 and 3(0)(1) bands of the 775-nm electronic transition of YC2 (A(2)A(1) <–X-2 A(1)) have been studied at high resolution, using the laser-induced fluorescence from a supersonic jet expansion. Three types of experiment have been carried out. First, the complete rotational and hyperfine structures of the two bands were recorded. To Measure the small asymmetry splittings in the K = 2 levels of the X(2)A(1), state, portions of the b-type 3(0)(1) and were then recorded in the presence of a weak static electric field. Finally, a number of pure rotational transitions between the K = 0 levels of the ground state were recorded by pump/probe microwave optical double resonance. A few small rotational perturbations occur in the upper electronic state but omitting the perturbed lines, the combined data sets could be modeled using an effective Hamiltonian operator appropriate for the rotation, electron spin, and hyperfine structure of a rigid asymmetric top molecule, The molecule is confirmed as being "T-shaped." where the Y atom is bonded to the side of a C-2 group: the rotational Constants determined are for the A(2)A(1), 3(1) level

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