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 Title: Electronic Spectroscopy Of Mass-selected C7 H3+ And C7h3 Isomers In 6 k Neon Matrices Author(s): Maier, John P. Contributor(s): Fulara, Jan; Chakraborty, Arghya Subject(s): Matrix isolation (and droplets) Abstract: Three open chain isomers of C$_7^{ }$H$_3^+$ including a three member carbon ring in the structure were identified in a neon matrix held at 6\,K using a mass-selected ion beam. Both indene and acyclic precursors were used in an ion source to produce the C$_7^{ }$H$_3^+$ cations which were codeposited with excess of neon to produce the matrix. The electronic absorption spectra were measured by the sensitive waveguide technique sampling around 10$^{16}$\,cm$^{-3}$ species. Some of the cations show well-resolved fluorescence. Some neutral C$_7$H$_3$ isomers are also detected in absorption produced in the matrix by photo-bleaching of the cations. The charge of the mass-selected species is experimentally established using presence of electron scavengers, release of electrons, changing the kinetic energy during deposition and precursor dependence, whereas the structure of the isomers is inferred by comparison of the energies of the transitions with CASPT2 calculations. The assignment is supported by comparison of the vibrational frequencies inferred from the spectra and theory. The first time identification of the electronic transitions of these structurally interesting isomers provides their means for their {\it in situ} monitoring in hydrocarbon combustion processes and formation of aromatics therein. Issue Date: 2014-06-19 Publisher: International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy Citation Info: Maier, J.P.; Fulara, J.; Chakraborty, A. ELECTRONIC SPECTROSCOPY OF MASS-SELECTED C7 H3+ AND C7H3 ISOMERS IN 6 K NEON MATRICES. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Urbana, IL, June 16-21, 2014. DOI: 10.15278/isms.2014.RI03 Genre: CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION Type: Text Language: English URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/50988 DOI: 10.15278/isms.2014.RI03 Rights Information: Copyright 2014 by the authors. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Date Available in IDEALS: 2014-09-172015-04-14
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