dc.creator Nagarajan, Ramya en_US dc.creator Yang, Jie en_US dc.creator Clouthier, Dennis J. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-12T17:39:11Z dc.date.available 2011-07-12T17:39:11Z dc.date.issued 2011 en_US dc.identifier 2011-MF-07 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/49652 dc.description Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0055 en_US dc.description.abstract Laser induced fluorescence (LIF) and single vibronic level emission spectra (SVL) of jet-cooled BCl$_2$ and HBCl have been measured. The radicals were produced in a pulsed electric discharge of a mixture of BCl$_3$/Ar and BCl$_3$/H$_2$/Ar, respectively. The LIF spectra of both radicals are congested due to overlapping bands from the boron and chlorine isotopes. In addition, the ground and first excited states are the two Renner-Teller components of a $^2$$\Pi state split by a strong vibronic interaction. The Franck-Condon profile of the \tilde{A}$$^2$B$_1$ - $\tilde{X}$$^2A_1 band system of BCl_2 and the \tilde{A}$$^2$A$^{\prime\prime}$ - $\tilde{X}$$^2A^{\prime} system of HBCl are characteristic of linear-bent excitations. Excited state bending progressions have been identified in both species using the LIF-sync scan procedure in which the monochromator is offset by a value corresponding to a ground state fundamental frequency of the target molecule and scanned simultaneously with the dye laser. LIF spectra of individual isotopes can thus be recorded. Ground state vibrational frequencies have been deduced from SVL spectra. The emission spectra for BCl_2, are dominated by progressions in the symmetric stretching (\nu$$_1$) and bending ($\nu$$_2) modes. In the case of HBCl, progressions in the bending (\nu$$_2$) and BCl stretching ($\nu$$_3$) modes were observed. en_US dc.language.iso en en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title A SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF THE LINEAR-BENT ELECTRONIC TRANSITIONS OF JET-COOLED BCl$_2$ AND HBCl en_US dc.type Article en_US dc.type Image en_US dc.type Presentation en_US
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