The pure rotational spectrum of NaC in its X 4Σ- state: Observation and interpretation

P. M. Sheridan, J. Xin, Lucy M Ziurys, Sara A. Beaton, Stephen M. Kermode, John M. Brown

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Abstract

The pure rotational spectrum of NaC in its X 4σ- state was recorded using millimeter/submillimeter-wave absorption spectroscopy. NaC was synthesized from the reaction of sodium vapor with methane gas in a dc discharge. Phase-locked Gunn oscillators and Schottky diode multipliers were used in combination to produce radiation in the 65-540 GHz range. Analysis of the rotational spectrum showed the development of uncertainty in the determination of spin-spin parameter in 4σ states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5544-5550
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume116
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2002

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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