Origin of the high-pressure bands of C2

C. E. Little*, P. G. Browne

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Theoretical and experimental evidence is collected which indicates that the upper level of the C2 high-pressure bands (d 3Πg (v' = 6) → a 3Πu) is populated via a potential-curve crossing by the metastable state 5Πg. This metastable state is populated preferentially during formation of C2 from free carbon atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-564
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 1987

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