Inversion relaxation cross sections for the J = 3, K = 2 upper state of NH3 were measured using a beam maser spectrometer. Scattering gases were NH3, ND3, HCl, and H2O. For NH 3-NH3 scattering the angular resolution was varied from 1.5° to 0.2° with little effect on cross sections. Cross sections for NH3 and ND3 as scattering gases were equal within experimental error. The result that beam maser cross sections are relatively independent of angular resolution is discussed. Calculated angular resolution corrections are compared with values of beam attenuation cross sections and total cross sections obtained from the present data. Comparison is made between our pure state (σI) and superposition state (σII) cross sections and recent T1 and T2 gas-cell data.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry