The 3 1Σ+g ‘‘shelf’’ state of Na2

Tsai, Chin-Chun; Whang, Thou-Jen; Bahns, John T.; Stwalley, William C.
December 1993
Journal of Chemical Physics;12/1/1993, Vol. 99 Issue 11, p8480
Academic Journal
The 3 1Σ+g state of Na2 has been extensively studied using an optical–optical double resonance technique and a shielded cylindrical space-charge-limited ionization detector. A wide range of vibrational quantum numbers 0≤v≤141 was observed which covered over 99.9% of the potential well depth. A ‘‘shelf’’ on the potential energy curve was found near v=23. A hybrid potential was constructed based on the Rydberg–Klein–Rees (RKR) potential curve and a local inverse perturbation approach (IPA) for the shelf region. For this potential, there is a shallow second local minimum ∼5 cm-1 in depth at the shelf region. The long range energy also compares well with long range theory.


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