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Title:Effects Of Spin-orbit Coupling On The Spin-rotation Interaction In The Ash2 Radical
Author(s):Duxbury, Geoffrey
Contributor(s):Alijah, Alexander
Subject(s):Comparing theory and experiment
Abstract:The occurence of predissociation in the electronic spectrum of AsH$_{2}$ is very dependent upon the magnitude of the spin-orbit coupling parameter of the central atom. Making use of Table 5.6 in "The Spectra and Dynamics of Diatomic Molecules, ELSEVIER" by H. Lefebvre-Brion and R.W. Field, it is possible to appreciate the rapid rate of increase of the spin-orbit constants associated with the heavy central atom in the di-hydrides NH$_{2}$, PH$_{2}$ and AsH$_{2}$. The spin-orbit constants range from 42.7 cm$^{-1}$ for NH$_{2}$, to 191.3 cm$^{-1}$ for PH$_{2}$, and 1178 cm$^{-1}$ for AsH$_{2}$. The effects of spin-orbit coupling may be seen in a plot of the separation of the central $^{R}$Q$_{0,9}$ and $^{P}$Q$_{1,N}$ sub-bands as the value of v$_{2}$' increases from 0 to 5. As the value of v$_{2}$' increases beyond 2 the spectrum becomes more and more fuzzy as the effects of predissociation become more obvious. This means that unlike the example of the behaviour of PH$_{2}$, where the vibronic level pattern can be followed below and above the barrier to linearity, in AsH$_{2}$ and AsD$_{2}$ the absorption spectrum becomes completely diffuse below the barrier to linearity in the A $^{2}$A$_{1}$ state. The change in the magnitude of the doublet splittings as v$_{2}$' increases may be seen in the plots of the doublet splittings showing the spin-uncoupling as a result of the increase of overall rotation. In the absorption spectrum of SbH$_{2}$, recorded in 1967 by T. Barrow in the Chemistry Department at Sheffield University, all the absorption features showed the effects of predissociation, consistent with a spin-orbit constant of 2834 cm$^{-1}$ for the central atom of SbH$_{2}$.
Issue Date:2014-06-18
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:Duxbury, G.; Alijah, A. EFFECTS OF SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING ON THE SPIN-ROTATION INTERACTION IN THE AsH2 RADICAL. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Urbana, IL, June 16-21, 2014. DOI: 10.15278/isms.2014.WI03
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 by the authors. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-17

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