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AXIS SWITCHING AND CORIOLIS COUPLING IN THE A-X TRANSITION OF DCCl AND HCCl

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Title: AXIS SWITCHING AND CORIOLIS COUPLING IN THE A-X TRANSITION OF DCCl AND HCCl
Creators: Sears, Trevor J.; Hall, Gregory E.; Kobayashi, Kaori; Lin, Ao; Muckerman, James T.; Yu, Hua-Gen; Merer, A. J.
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: The rotationally resolved $\tilde{A}(010) - \tilde{X}(000)$ spectrum of DCCl between 12880 and $12964 cm^{-1}$ was measured using frequency-modulated laser absorption spectroscopy of jet-cooled and ambient temperature samples. Transitions to levels with $K'_{a}=0$ and 1 were assigned, and their analysis leads to improved accuracy of both the ground state rotational constants of DCCl and, when combined with existing data for HCCl, the geometry of the radical. In addition to the expected perpendicular band structure, a number of parallel ($\Delta K_{a}=0$) sub-bands were observed. Their intensity derives from a combination of c-type Coriolis coupling and axis-switching [J. T. Hougen and J. K. G. Watson, Can. J. Phys. 43, 298 (1965)] resulting from the change in geometry between the two states. The two contributions have been calculated for the (010)-(000) band of DCCl and previously recorded data for HCCl. Satisfactory agreement with experimental measurements was obtained. The Coriolis contributions are small for these bands, but may add to or subtract from the axis-switching. For transitions to levels with higher bending excitation in the excited state, Coriolis coupling is expected to make larger contributions to the parallel sub-band intensities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/20382
Other Identifiers: 2002-MG-07
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