Combined experimental/theoretical investigation of the He+ICl interactions. I. Rovibronic spectrum of He⋯ICl complexes in the ICl B-X, 3-0 region

Anne B. McCoy, Joshua P. Darr, David S. Boucher, Paul R. Winter, Matthew D. Bradke, Richard A. Loomis

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Abstract

The transitions of two different stereoisomers of the HeICl(X,v″=0) weakly bound complexes were studied. One had a T-shaped orientation and another was most likely linear as observed by the laser-induced fluorescence experiments performed in the IClB-X region. The rovibronic spectra of the HeI 35Cl complexes was calculated in the IClB-X, 2-0 and 3-0 regions using an ab initio potential energy surface for the He+ICl(X,v″=0)ground state. The results indicate that some of the spectral congestion observed near the linear band may be due to the transitions of the linear isomer to multiple intermolecular levels in the excited state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2677-2685
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume120
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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