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UV and IR absorption spectra of C-3 embedded in solid para-hydrogen

TitleUV and IR absorption spectra of C-3 embedded in solid para-hydrogen
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHoshina, H, Kato, Y, Morisawa, Y, Wakabayashi, T, Momose, T
JournalCHEMICAL PHYSICS
Volume300
Pagination69-77
Date PublishedMAY 10
ISSN0301-0104
Abstract

This paper presents the UV and IR absorption spectroscopy of small carbon molecules of C-3 observed using a high-resolution Fourier-transform spectrometer. The C-3 molecules were produced by irradiation of dimers or larger clusters of acetylene with an ArF laser (lambda = 193 nm). Sharp UV absorption features with multiple structures were observed in the (A) over tilde (1)Pi(u) <– (X) over tilde (1)Sigma(g)(+) electronic transition of C-3. The sharp UV absorption demonstrates the potential of solid para-hydrogen as a matrix for high-resolution spectroscopy of UV-vis electronic transitions. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.chemphys.2004.01.018