DETECTION OF THE RbO RADICAL BY MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY

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 Title: DETECTION OF THE RbO RADICAL BY MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPY Creators: Yamada, Chikashi; Fujitake, Masaharu; Hirota, Eizi Issue Date: 1989 Publisher: Ohio State University Abstract: The rotational spectra of the $^{85}RbO$ radical in the v=0 and v=1 vibrational states and of $^{87}RbO$ radical in the v=0 state were observed in sub-millimeter wave region (300-400GHz). The RbO radical was generated by the reaction of rubidium vapor with $N_{2}O$ in a heat pipe cell. Rubidium vapor was prepared by the reaction of RbCl and lithium at about $500^{\circ}C$. Analysis of the observed spectra yielded the rotational and centrifugal distortion constants, and spin-rotation interaction constants in each vibrational state. Contrary to the LiO, NaO, and KO radicals, RbO is shown to have $^{2}\Sigma^{+}$ ground state. Description: Author Institution: Institute for Molecular Science URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/17902 Other Identifiers: 1989-RF-8