# THE APPLICATION OF A VUV-FT SPECTROMETER AND SYNCHROTRON RADIATION SOURCE TO MEASUREMENTS OF: II. THE $\beta$(9,0) BAND OF NO

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 Title: THE APPLICATION OF A VUV-FT SPECTROMETER AND SYNCHROTRON RADIATION SOURCE TO MEASUREMENTS OF: II. THE $\beta$(9,0) BAND OF NO Creators: Yoshino, K.; Esmond, J. R.; Parkinson, W. H.; Thorne, A. P.; Murray, L. E.; Cox, G.; Learner, R. C. M.; Ito, K.; Matsui, T.; Imajo, Takashi; Cheung, A. S.- C.; Leung, K.- S. Issue Date: 1997 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: The imperial College VUV-FT spectrometer has been equipped with optically contacted, beam splitters mode from single crystals of $MgF_{2}$ and the short wavelength performance has been demonstrated down to $\sim 139 nm$. To make ultrahigh resolution VUV photoabsorption cross section measurements with the VUV-FTS require a pure continuum source below 190 m and the best choice; is synchrotron radiation from a storage ring facility. Moreover a suitable zero-dispersion predisperser is available on beam line 12-B of the synchrotron radiation source at the Photon Factory. We therefore moved the ICVUVFT spectrometer from imperial College, London to the Photo Factory Japan to exploit the bandwidth-limited synchrotron radiation as a back ground source for FT absorption spectroscopy. We have measured all absorption bands of NO in the wavelength region 195 to 160 nm with the resolution of $0.06 cm^{-1}$ (about a half of the Doppler widths). Absolute band oscillator strengths have been obtained from the integrated cross sections. We will present line positions, the band and line oscillator strengths, and line widths of the $\beta$ (9,0) band of NO. This work is partly supported by NSF Division of Atmospheric Sciences grant ATM-94-22854 to Harvard College Observatory, and by NASA Upper Atmospheric Research Program under Grant No. NAG5-484 to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. We also acknowledge the support of the UK Science and Engineering Research Council and the Paul Instrument Fund of the Royal Society for the development of the UV-FT spectrometer. The FTS measurements at the Photon Factory were mad with the approval of the Photon Factory Advisory Committee (94G367), KY thanks the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Support. Description: Author Institution: Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Imperial College of science, Technology, an Medicine; Photon Factory; Kyushu University; University of Hong Kong URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/14094 Other Identifiers: 1997-TG-07