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THE PFI-ZEKE PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY OF $C_{2}H_{2}$ AND $C_{2}D_{2}$ NEAR ITS IONIZATION THRESHOLD

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Title: THE PFI-ZEKE PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY OF $C_{2}H_{2}$ AND $C_{2}D_{2}$ NEAR ITS IONIZATION THRESHOLD
Creators: Tang, Shuenn-Jiun; Lin, Jim Jer-Min; Hsu, Yen-Chu
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Ohio State University
Abstract: The ${1+1}^{\prime}$ two-colour pulsed-field induced zero-kinetic-energy (PFI-ZEKE) photoelectron spectra of $C_{2}H_{2}$ via a single rovibronic level of the $\bar{A}1 A_{u}$ state of acetylene were previously reported by Pratt $et al^{g}$. In this work, with similar approach the effects of the pulsed-field strengths and the rovibronic symmetries of the intermediate states of $C_{2}H_{2}$ and $C_{2}D_{2}$ on the PFI-ZEKE photoelectron spectra near the ionization threshold were investigated and will be reported. Although the number of observed transitions was limited, the spectroscopic constants of the zero-point energy levels of $C_{2}H_{2}^{+}$ obtained from the best fit are in good agreement with those reported by Jagod $et al^{h}$: $B=1.098 \pm 0.002 cm^{-1}, A_{80}$(spin-orbit constant)=$-30.84 \pm 0.05 cm^{-1}$, and $IP_{0}=91967.06\pm 0.03 cm^{-1}$. Those of $C_{2}D_{2}^{+}$ are $B=0.82\pm 0.03 cm^{-1}, A_{80}=-31.1\pm 0.3 cm^{-1}$, and $IP_{0}=92004.7\pm 0.3 cm^{-1}. IP_{0}$ is defined as the energy difference between the zero point levels of the ground states of the neutral and its cation. We propose to use $IP_{0}$ to denote the ionization potential of the molecule, of which the cation belongs to the Hund’s case(b) coupling.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/13849
Other Identifiers: 1997-MG-01
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