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Title:MOLECULAR SYMMETRY ANALYSIS OF LOW-ENERGY TORSIONAL AND VIBRATIONAL STATES IN THE S0 AND S1 STATES OF p-XYLENE TO INTERPRET THE REMPI SPECTRUM
Author(s):Groner, Peter
Contributor(s):Wright, Timothy G.; Tuttle, William Duncan; Gardner, Adrian M.
Subject(s):Large amplitude motions, internal rotation
Abstract:The electronic transition $S_{1}$ $leftarrow$ $S_{0}$ of $p$-xylene (pXyl) has been observed by REMPI spectroscopy.footnote{AM Gardner, WD Tuttle, P. Groner, TG Wright, J. Chem. Phys., submitted Dec 2016} Its analysis required a detailed investigation of the molecular symmetry of pXyl whose methyl groups are almost free internal rotors. The molecular symmetry group of pXyl has 72 operators.footnote{P Groner, JR Durig, J. Chem. Phys., 66 (1977) 1856} This group, called [33]$D_{2h}$, is isomorphic to $G_{36}$(EM),footnote{PR Bunker, P Jensen, Molecular Symmetry and Spectroscopy (1998, NRC Research Press, Ottawa, 2nd ed.)} the double group for ethane and dimethyl acetylene even though it is NOT a double group for pXyl. Loosely speaking, the group symbol, [33]$D_{2h}$, indicates that is for a molecule with two threefold rotors on a molecular frame with $D_{2h}$ point group symmetry. The transformation properties of the (i) free internal rotor basis functions for the torsional coordinates, (ii) the asymmetric rotor (Wang) basis functions for the Eulerian angles, (iii) nuclear spin functions, (iv) potential function, and (v) transitions dipole moment functions were determined. The forms of the torsional potential in the $S_{0}$ and $S_{1}$ states and the dependence of the first order torsional splittings on the potential coefficients have been obtained.
Issue Date:6/20/2017
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:APS
Genre:CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/97145
DOI:10.15278/isms.2017.TD09
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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