The fraction of beam molecules in J =0, J = 1, and J=2 rotational states of OCS was measured as a function of pressure behind a nozzle beam source. The fractional populations were obtained from the intensities of microwave emission and absorption signals observed with a beam maser spectrometer. Total beam intensities were measured also. Large deviations from a Boltzmann rotational energy distribution were observed. The "effective rotational excitation temperature" obtained from fractional population was near 15°K for ,7=0, 40°K. for J = l, and 170°K for J =2 with 150 Torr nozzle pressure.
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