TITLE

Ring-down cavity absorption spectroscopy of the very weak HCN overtone bands with six, seven, and eight stretching quanta

AUTHOR(S)
Romanini, D.; Lehmann, K. K.
PUB. DATE
November 1993
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;11/1/1993, Vol. 99 Issue 9, p6287
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A nonstandard, high sensitivity, absorption detection technique has been applied to the investigation of the very weak fifth, sixth, and seventh overtones of HCN at 100 Torr and 296 K. The frequency range covered is from 17 500 to 23 000 cm-1. We report high resolution, absolute absorption spectra with a noise equivalent sensitivity as low as ∼2×10-9/cm (recently improved to 7×10-10/cm). Band origins, rotational constants, and band intensities are reported and compared with calculated values. The HCN overtone spectra in the present study are not affected by any kind of perturbation, despite the high excitation energy involved.
ACCESSION #
7619755

 

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