DISPERSED FLUORESCENCE SPECTRA AND GROUND STATE POTENTIAL OF $R\cdot SH$ COMPLEXES (R=Ne, Ar AND Kr)

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 Title: DISPERSED FLUORESCENCE SPECTRA AND GROUND STATE POTENTIAL OF $R\cdot SH$ COMPLEXES (R=Ne, Ar AND Kr) Creators: Yang, Min-Chieh; Miller, Terry A. Issue Date: 1997 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: The dispersed fluorescence spectra of R.SH have been observed following laser excitation of specific excited $\bar{A}^{2}\Sigma^{+}$ vibronic levels. There are three possible emission mechanisms; (1)re-emission from the pumped level, (2)relaxation to lower vibrational levels and emission therefrom, and (3) a dissociation mechanism: $R-SH\rightarrow R + SH^{*}\rightarrow R + SH + h \nu$. This latter mechanism has little contribution because the lifetime of the excited state SH is very short $( < 3 ns)$; therefore more of the SH will dissociate rather then emitting photons. Mechanisms (1)and (2) can be separated by careful comparison of spectra from adjacent vibrational levels. From the resulting analysis much can be learned about the $\tilde{X}^{2}\Pi$ state’s vibrational structure. The ground states of R-SH can be described as near the free rotor limit. Most of the observed emission features are terminated on the internal SH-rotor levels in the ground state but in Ne-SH and Ar-SH, transitions to levels associated with excitation of the R-SH stretch are also observed. Due to the experimental resolution $(10 cm^{-1})$ one does not resolve the P structure in the ground state. Using the dispersed flurescence data, the ground state angular potential can be fit to the model developed by Dubernet {et al}.$^{g}$ The details of the analysis will be presented. Description: $^{g}$M. -L. Dubenet, D. Flower and J.M. Hutson, {J. Phys. Chem}. \textbf{94}, 7602(1991) Author Institution: Laser Spectroscopy Facility, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/13876 Other Identifiers: 1997-MH-13