Fourier transform emission spectra of the (000)-(000) band of the lambda 4051.6 band of C-3

A Tanabashi, T Hirao, T Amano, P F Bernath

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The (000) -(000) band of the 4051.6 &ANGS; group ((A) over tilde (1)&UPi;(u)-(X) over tilde (1)&USigma;(+)(g)) of C-3 was recorded in emission with a Bruker IFS 120HR Fourier transform (FT) spectrometer at the University of Waterloo. The band was excited by a microwave discharge in isopropanol ( less than a few mtorr) diluted in helium ( 2 torr). Our new FT data provide more reliable and accurately calibrated transition wavenumbers than those from the grating spectra given by Gausset and co-workers. Analysis of our new spectrum combined with the data by McCall and coworkers confirmed that the lower J levels in the (A) over tilde state were strongly perturbed, as reported by Gausset and coworkers. The unidentified lines observed by McCall and coworkers could be attributed to extra transitions to an unknown perturbing state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1116-1120
Number of pages5
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2005


  • astrochemistry
  • ISM : clouds
  • ISM : molecules
  • methods : laboratory
  • molecular data
  • IRC+10216

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