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Title:High resolution far infrared spectroscopy of HFC-134a at cold temperatures
Author(s):Wong, Andy
Contributor(s):McNaughton, Don; Appadoo, Dominique; Robertson, Evan Gary; Thompson, Christopher; Medcraft, Chris
Subject(s):Spectroscopy in Atmospheric Chemistry
Abstract:Since the signing of the Montreal protocol, long-lived chlorofluorocarbons have been banned due to their high ozone depleting potential. In order to minimise the effect of such molecules, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) were synthesized as replacement molecules to be used as refrigerants and foam blowing agents. HFC-134a, or 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, is one of these molecules. Although HFCs do not cause ozone depletion, they are typically strong absorbers within the 10 micron atmospheric window, which lead to high global warming potentials. A high resolution FT-IR analysis of the \nub{8} band (near 665 \wn) of HFC-134a has been performed to help understand the intermode coupling between the \nub{8} vibrational state and unobserved dark states.
Issue Date:2016-06-20
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 by the authors
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-08-22

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