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Creators: Charron, M.; Anderson, T. G.; Steinfeld, J. I.
Issue Date: 1980
Abstract: Polarization relaxation times $(T_{2})$ have been measured for the J = 6, 9, and 10 $\ell$-doublet transitions in the (01^{\prime}0) vibrational level of HCN by means of microwave transient emission. Also, $T_{2}$ values for relaxation induced by He, $H_{2}$, and $CH_{3}F$ are obtained for the J = 6 transition. The dephasing cross sections for foreign gas collisions are consistent with the force laws operative in each case. The $HCN-H_{2}$ result provides a comparison with the recently measured cross section of the isoelectronic molecular ion system, $HCO^{+} - H_{2},^{1}$ and confirms the prediction of $Green^{2}$ that rotational relaxation rates ire only moderately faster for molecular Ions. The HCN-self relaxation data will be discussed in terms of the two level model used 1n various theoretical treatments.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/11267
Other Identifiers: 1980-RC-6
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