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Title:Vibrational motion in thiophosgene and related studies
Author(s):Sundaradevan, Praveen
Advisor(s):Gruebele, Martin
Department / Program:Chemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):intramolecular vibrational relaxation
Abstract:Over 300 second excitated state to ground state vibrational transitions have been located, measured and assigned by dispersed fluorescence spectroscopy. The energies of these transitions were also fit with a spectroscopic effective Hamiltonian. These spectra show high activity in the v_1 and v_4 modes which is expected due to their known high Frank-Condon activity. However, predicted activity in other modes, particularly v_2 and v_6was not observed, quite likely due to the poor resolution of the higher energy spectrum. This made low-lying lines difficult to assign, thus hindering assignments of progressions in the higher region of this spectra. A higher resolution spectrum is required. A torsional potential energy surface was also constructed for the 2-fluoroethanol molecule, in an attempt to make theoretical predictions and corroborate known experimental work on the molecule. This surface includes zero-point energy (ZPE) corrections, to see if it would lower the torsional barrier significantly. It did not. A computer program used to predict potential couplings in a tier model of IVR is also presented.
Issue Date:2010-06-22
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Date Available in IDEALS:2010-06-22
Date Deposited:2010-05

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