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dc.creatorObenchain, Daniel A.en_US
dc.creatorSteber, Amanda L.en_US
dc.creatorElliott, Ashley A.en_US
dc.creatorPeebles, Rebecca A.en_US
dc.creatorPeebles, Sean A.en_US
dc.creatorWurrey, Charles J.en_US
dc.creatorGuirgis, Gamil A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-12T14:09:59Z
dc.date.available2010-07-12T14:09:59Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier2010-RH-07en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/46236
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920; Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424en_US
dc.description.abstractA chirped-pulse Fourier-transform microwave (CP-FTMW) spectrometer based on the original Pate design., {\bf 79}, (2008), 053103.} has been constructed to allow analysis of any 480 MHz region in the 7 -- 18 GHz range. A 1 $\mu$s chirped-pulse (0 -- 240 MHz) from an arbitrary function generator is mixed with output from a microwave synthesizer and used to polarize a supersonic gas expansion; the resulting free induction decay is collected over 20 $\mu$s and Fourier-transformed on a 500 MHz oscilloscope to produce a rotational spectrum. A variety of molecules have now been studied with this instrument and results will be presented for numerous conformers of divinyl silane (predicted $\mu_{\rm total} = 0.6 - 0.7$ D) and the more polar 3,3-difluoropentane (predicted $\mu_{\rm total} = 2.5 - 2.8$ D). \vspace{1em} Two of the three possible conformers of divinyl silane were assigned (both having a C$_1$=C$_2$--Si--C$_3$ dihedral angle of $-120^irc$ and a {\hbox{C$_2$--Si--C$_3$=C$_4$}} dihedral of either $0^irc$ ($C_1$ symmetry) or $-120^irc$ ($C_2$ symmetry)). For 3,3-difluoropentane, three of the four possible {\hbox{conformers}} were identified: anti-gauche ($C_1$), gauche-gauche ($C_2$) and anti-anti ($C_{2v}$). While rotational spectra for only the silicon isotopologues were observed for divinyl silane, measurement of the $^{13}$C spectra of 3,3-difluoropentane allowed heavy atom structure determinations for the anti-gauche and gauche-gauche conformers. Initial assignments of all spectra were made on the CP-FTMW {\hbox{spectrometer}}, and a Balle-Flygare FTMW spectrometer was used to compare frequencies of measured transitions and also to provide Stark effect data. Substitution ($r_s$) and inertial fit ($r_0$) structures will be compared with computational data and instrumental details will be presented.en_US
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dc.publisherOhio State Universityen_US
dc.titleA 480 MHz CHIRPED-PULSE FOURIER-TRANSFORM MICROWAVE SPECTROMETER: CONSTRUCTION AND MEASUREMENT OF THE ROTATIONAL SPECTRA OF DIVINYL SILANE AND 3,3-DIFLUOROPENTANEen_US
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