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Title:DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE STANNYLENE (SnH2 ) RADICAL IN THE GAS PHASE
Author(s):Smith, Tony
Contributor(s):Clouthier, Dennis
Subject(s):Radicals
Abstract:The electronic spectrum of the jet-cooled SnH$_{2}$ radical has been detected by LIF spectroscopy. The radical was produced in a pulsed electric discharge through a precursor mixture of SnH$_{4}$ in argon. Each band in the LIF spectrum consists of a small number of rovibronic transitions to the lowest energy (K$_{a}$ = 0, J = 0,1,2,3) rotational levels in the excited state. High resolution spectra of the $^{p}$P$_{1}$(1) line of the 2$^{2}$$_{0}$ band show 7 components whose relative intensities are characteristic of the tin major isotopic abundances. The emission spectra are also consistent with assigning the spectrum as due to SnH$_{2}$. The fluorescence lifetimes of the upper state rotational levels decrease with increasing J', indicative of a rotationally dependent predissociation process in the excited state, similar to that previously observed in SiH$_{2}$ and GeH$_{2}$. Fluorescence hole burning experiments have located the upper state K$_{a}$ = 2 levels which allow a determination of the molecular structure.
Issue Date:6/22/2017
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:APS
Genre:CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATION
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/97161
DOI:10.15278/isms.2017.RJ08
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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