Laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy of the (A)over-tilde (3)Pi(i)<-(X)over-tilde (3)Sigma(-) transition of the CCS radical

Citation
Aj. Schoeffler et al., Laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy of the (A)over-tilde (3)Pi(i)<-(X)over-tilde (3)Sigma(-) transition of the CCS radical, J CHEM PHYS, 114(14), 2001, pp. 6142-6150
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS
ISSN journal
0021-9606 → ACNP
Volume
114
Issue
14
Year of publication
2001
Pages
6142 - 6150
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-9606(20010408)114:14<6142:LIFSOT>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
The (A) over tilde (3)Pi (i)<--(X) over tilde (3)Sigma (-) electronic trans ition of a carbon-chain molecule CCS has been observed for the first time b y laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy. The species was generated with a pulsed discharge of 0.5% C2H2 and 0.5% CS2 diluted in Ar via a pulsed supe rsonic jet. A number of bands in the 690-675 nm and 600-615 nm regions (14 500-14 800, 16 200-16 600 cm(-1)) were observed and assigned to those of CC S using ground state combination differences. Three of the bands in each re gion were found to belong to the three (A) over tilde (3)Pi (i) spin-orbit components of the (A) over tilde (3)Pi (i)<--X (3)Sigma (-) transition (T-v =14 662.777(4) and 16 423 cm(-) (1)), and an effective set of rotational co nstants for the upper states were obtained. The higher energy band was heav ily perturbed, preventing the determination of effective constants for this band. These bands have been tentatively assigned as two successive bands i n the (A) over tilde (3)Pi (i)(n,0,0) progression with a resultant effectiv e value of 1760 cm(-1) for the (A) over tilde (3)Pi (i) nu (1) vibrational fundamental. Dispersed fluorescence spectra from the (A) over tilde (3)Pi ( i)<--X (3)Sigma (-) band of CCS have also been observed, yielding definitiv e experimental information on the vibrational structure of the X (3)Sigma ( -) ground state for the first time. The three harmonic frequencies were det ermined to be 1708.2(40) cm(-1), 862.5(19) cm(-1), and 269.3(13) cm(-1) for omega (1) (CC stretch), omega (2) (CS stretch), and omega (3) (CCS bend), respectively. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.