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THE $T_{1}(n\pi^{*})\leftarrow S_{0}$ LASER INDUCED PHOSPHORESCENCE EXCITATION SPECTRUM OF ACETALDEHYDE IN A SUPERSONIC FREE JET: TORSION AND WAGGING POTENTIALS IN THE LOWEST TRIPLET STATE

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Title: THE $T_{1}(n\pi^{*})\leftarrow S_{0}$ LASER INDUCED PHOSPHORESCENCE EXCITATION SPECTRUM OF ACETALDEHYDE IN A SUPERSONIC FREE JET: TORSION AND WAGGING POTENTIALS IN THE LOWEST TRIPLET STATE
Creators: Liu, H.; Lim, E. C.; Munoz-Caro, C.; Nino, A.; Judge, R. H.; Moule, D. C.
Issue Date: 1996
Abstract: The laser induced $T_{1}(n\pi^{*})\leftarrow S_{0}$ phosphorescence excitation spectrum of jet-cooled acetaldehyde has been observed for the first time with a rotating slit nozzle excitation system. The vibronic origins were fitted to a set of levels that were obtained from a Hamiltonian that employed flexible torsion-wagging large amplitude coordinates. The potential surface extracted from the fitting procedure yielded barriers to torsion and inversion of 614.30 and $864.45 cm^{-1}$, respectively. Minima in the potential hypersurface at $\theta = 60.30^{\circ}$ and $\alpha = 42.16^{\circ}$ defined the equilibrium positions for the torsion and wagging coordinates. A comparison to the corresponding $S_{1}$-state parameters showed that the torsion barrier (in $cm^{-1}$) does not greatly change, $S_{1}$/$T_{1}$ = 710.8/614.3, whereas the barrier height for the wagging-inversion barrier increases dramatically, 574.4/864.5.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/13506
Other Identifiers: 1996-RB-10
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