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Title:INVESTIGATION OF ORTHO-PARA-DEPENDENT PRESSURE BROADENING IN THE ν1 + ν3 BAND OF ACETYLENE
Author(s):Gross, Eisen C.
Contributor(s):Sears, Trevor
Subject(s):Lineshapes, collisional effects
Abstract:Several years ago, Iwakuni et al.\footnotemark[1] reported an unexpectedly strong ortho-para-dependence to the self-pressure broadening in the $\nu_1 + \nu_3$ vibrational band of acetylene. Such an effect can arise because ortho-ortho collisions are statistically more probable than para-para ones and resonant energy transfer processes can make like-molecule collisions more efficient in state-changing, lifetime-shortening, collisions. Subsequently several papers\footnotemark[2] \footnotemark[3] have disputed the observation on the basis that the experimental sensitivity could not be sufficient, and the approximate Voigt lineshape model used in the analysis would lead to systematic errors. However, there has been no reported independent experimental work to verify the results or investigate the refutations. Our group previously reported\footnotemark[4] a very accurate and precise measurement of the self-pressure broadening for the P(11) transition in the same band, using a comb-stabilized laser spectrometer. We have now resurrected this instrument, and measured additional R-branch lines to investigate the controversial results described above. Measurements of the R(12)$-$R(15) transitions, which showed significant ortho-para differences in the original work, have been made at pressures ranging from 200 mTorr to 150 Torr. We fit the data to both Voigt and speed dependent Voigt (SDV) lineshape model to determine the pressure broadening coefficients and investigate their rotational and nuclear-spin dependence. \footnotetext{1. K. Iwakuni, S. Okubo, K. M. T. Yamada, H. Inaba, A. Onae, F.-L. Hong, and H. Sasada, \textit{Phys. Rev. Lett.} \textbf{117}, (2016).} \footnotetext{2. K. K. Lehmann, \textit{J. Chem. Phys.} \textbf{146}, 094309 (2017).} \footnotetext{3. J.-M. Hartmann and H. Tran, \textit{Phys. Rev. Lett.} \textbf{119}, (2017).} \footnotetext{4. M. J. Cich, C. P. McRaven, G. V. Lopez, T. J. Sears, D. Hurtmans, and A. W. Mantz, \textit{Appl. Phys. B.} \textbf{109}, 373 (2012).} \textbf{Acknowledgment}: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences within the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Award Number DE-SC0018950.
Issue Date:2019-06-21
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/104398
DOI:10.15278/isms.2019.FE01
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Eisen C. Gross
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-07-15
2020-01-25


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