High resolution infrared emission spectra of aluminum monohydride and monodeuteride have been recorded. Gaseous AlH and AlD were generated by reacting molten aluminum metal with hydrogen and deuterium gas. Approximately 265 AlH lines with v = 1 --> 0 to v = 5 --> 4 and 470 AID lines with v = 1 --> 0 to v = 7 --> 6 are reported. Dunham Y(ij) constants were obtained by fitting the data of each isotopomer separately to the Dunham energy level expression while mass-reduced Dunham U(ij) constants were obtained from a combined fit of all isotopomer data. A second set of Dunham U(ij) constants was obtained from a fit where U(ij)'s with j < 2 were treated as adjustable parameters and all remaining U(ij)'s fixed to values that satisfy the constraints imposed by the Dunham model. Finally, an effective Born-Oppenheimer potential was determined by fitting all the data directly to the eigenvalues of the radial Schrodinger equation containing a parametrized potential function.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1993|
- EXCIMER LASER PHOTOPRODUCTS
- DUNHAM COEFFICIENTS
- ELECTRIC PROPERTIES
- POTENTIAL CURVES