THz time-domain spectroscopy on ammonia

Citation
H. Harde et al., THz time-domain spectroscopy on ammonia, J PHYS CH A, 105(25), 2001, pp. 6038-6047
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A
ISSN journal
1089-5639 → ACNP
Volume
105
Issue
25
Year of publication
2001
Pages
6038 - 6047
Database
ISI
SICI code
1089-5639(20010628)105:25<6038:TTSOA>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
We use the technique of terahertz time-domain spectroscopy to experimentall y and theoretically study the absorption and the dispersion of ammonia vapo r. Our measurements show small deviations from the rotation-inversion spect rum which originate from transitions in the v(2) hot band and from the (NH3 )(2) dimer. We investigate the molecular tunneling in ammonia and apply our new molecular response theory to analyze the inversion spectrum of this mo lecule. The theory includes the molecular response of polar molecules to an external electric field over the duration of a collision with the molecula r response time as a control parameter. and it unifies the basic collision theories of Lorentz, van Vleck-Weisskopf, and Dc bye. The calculated absorp tion and dispersion based on this theory fits the measurements over the ful l spectral range of the THz spectrum and allows to determine a response tim e of the order of 100 fs.