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Title:FIR SYNCHROTRON SPECTROSCOPY OF HIGH TORSIONAL LEVELS OF CD3OH: THE TAU OF METHANOL
Author(s):Lees, Ronald M.
Contributor(s):Billinghurst, Brant E; Xu, Li-Hong
Subject(s):Mini-symposium: Accelerator-Based Spectroscopy
Abstract:Sub-bands involving high torsional levels of the CD$_3$OH isotopologue of methanol have been analyzed in Fourier transform spectra recorded at the Far-Infrared beamline of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron in Saskatoon. Energy term values for $A$ and $E$ torsional species of the third excited torsional state, v$_t$ = 3, are now almost complete up to rotational levels $K$ = 15, and thirteen substates have so far been identified for v$_t$ = 4. The spectra show interesting close groupings of high-v$_t$ sub-bands related by Dennison�s torsional symmetry label $tau$, rather than $A$ and $E$, that can be understood in terms of a simple and universal free-rotor �spectral predictor� chart. Transitions between states on the same free rotor curve have torsional overlap matrix elements close to unity, so give rise to strong sub-bands providing radiative routes for rapid population transfer through the high torsional manifold. Where the energy curves for the v$_t$ = 3 and 4 ground-state torsional levels pass through the excited vibrational states, strong resonances can occur and a number of anharmonic and Coriolis interactions have been detected through perturbations to the spectra and appearance of forbidden transitions due to strong mixing and intensity borrowing.
Issue Date:23-Jun-15
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:ACS
Genre:CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79167
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-01-05


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