Symmetry-breaking rotational energy transfer in acetylene molecules, induced by collisional and/or infrared fields

Brian J. Orr*, Michael J. Frost, Mark A. Payne, Angela P. Milce

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    Abstract

    Time-resolved, fluorescence-detected infrared-ultraviolet double resonance (IR-UV DR) techniques were used to investigate the spectroscopic and dynamical behavior of acetylene molecules in two rovibrational manifolds: v CC+3v CH at approximately 11 600 cm -1 and 4v CH at approximately 12 700 cm -1. The high symmetry and structural simplicity of the C 2H 2 molecule suggest that its behavior at these chemically insignificant levels of excitation should be regular and predictable. However, the IR-UV DR spectroscopic experiments in these regions reveal numerous puzzling anomalies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
    Place of PublicationNice, France
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Pages96
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)0780363183
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
    Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000

    Other

    Other2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
    CityNice, France
    Period10/09/0015/09/00

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