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ANALYSIS OF ROTATION-VIBRATION SPECTRA OF SMALL MOLECULES EMBEDDED IN PARAHYDROGEN CRYSTALS

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Title: ANALYSIS OF ROTATION-VIBRATION SPECTRA OF SMALL MOLECULES EMBEDDED IN PARAHYDROGEN CRYSTALS
Creators: Hoshina, Hiromichi; Fushitani, Mizuho; Momose, Takamasa
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: We have been using solid parahydrogen $(p-H_{2})$ as a matrix for high-resolution infrared spectroscopy. Small molecules embedded in solid $p-H_{2}$ are found to exhibit completely free quantized rotational motion. In previous works, we have fully analyzed the high-resolution rotation-vibration spectra of spherical top molecules ($CH_{4}$ and $CD_{4}$) in solid $p-H_{2}.^{ab}$ We found that the rotational constants of these molecules decreases $10%\sim 20%$ from the gas phase values due to the interaction between the guest molecules and surrounding hydrogen molecules. This paper will focus on the analysis of the spectra of symmetric top molecules such as $CD_{3}$ and $CD_{3}H$. The $\nu_{3}$ rotation-vibration transition of $CD_{3}$ shows complicated spectral structure due to the quantized rotational motion and the crystal field splittings. The analysis of the spectrum reveals that the reduction of the rotational constant C is three times larger than that of B. The origin of the reduction will be discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/20370
Other Identifiers: 2002-MF-05
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