The 3A Band System in the Spectrum of the 13C16O Molecule.
Academic Press (Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy)
In the emission spectrum of the carbon monoxide 13C16O isotopic molecule three bands comprising about 1820 lines of the 3A band system (c3Π-a3Π) were recorded and analyzed. The 0-0 and 0-1 bands of this system were photographed for the first time and the 0-2 band was rephotographed by using methods of conventional high-resolution spectroscopy. The result of the rotational band analysis includes expanding of the spectrum interpretation up to J = 25 as well as the identification of four previously unobserved branches P13, R13, P31, and R31. Because of strong perturbations in the c3Π (ν = 0) state, the calculation of the rovibronic structure constants was performed only for the lower a3Π state. By using a calculation based on a nonlinear least-squares method, an effective Hamiltonian of Brown [J. M. Brown, E. A. Colbourn, J. K. G. Watson, and F. D. Wayne, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 74, 294-318 (1979)] and a separative procedure proposed by Curl-Dane-Watson [R. F. Curl and C. B. Dane, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 128, 406-412 (1988); J. K. G. Watson, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 138, 302-308 (1989)], it was possible to derive the rotational structure constants for the ν = 0, 1, and 2 levels for the a3Π state in the 13C16O isotopic molecule. Term values for the C3Π (ν = 0) level and the equilibrium molecular constants for the a3Π state also are reported. © 1999 Academic Press.
High resolution molecular spectroscopy , carbon monoxide , the 3A band system , 13C16O
J. Mol. Spectrosc. 197, 199 – 211 (1999).