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Title: Communication: High precision sub-Doppler infrared spectroscopy of the HeH{sup +} ion

Abstract

The hydrohelium cation, HeH{sup +}, serves as an important benchmark for ab initio calculations that take into account non-adiabatic, relativistic, and quantum electrodynamic effects. Such calculations are capable of predicting molecular transitions to an accuracy of ∼300 MHz or less. However, in order to continue to push the boundaries on these calculations, new measurements of these transitions are required. Here we measure seven rovibrational transitions in the fundamental vibrational band to a precision of ∼1 MHz using the technique of Noise Immune Cavity Enhanced Optical Heterodyne Velocity Modulation Spectroscopy. These newly measured transitions are included in a fit to the rotation-vibration term values to derive refined spectroscopic constants in the v = 0 and v = 1 vibrational states, as well as to calculate rotation-vibration energy levels with high precision.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308353
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ACCURACY; CATIONS; INFRARED SPECTRA; MODULATION; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; ROTATION; VIBRATIONAL STATES

Citation Formats

Perry, Adam J., Hodges, James N., Markus, Charles R., Kocheril, G. Stephen, McCall, Benjamin J., E-mail: bjmccall@illinois.edu, and Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Communication: High precision sub-Doppler infrared spectroscopy of the HeH{sup +} ion. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4895505.
Perry, Adam J., Hodges, James N., Markus, Charles R., Kocheril, G. Stephen, McCall, Benjamin J., E-mail: bjmccall@illinois.edu, & Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Communication: High precision sub-Doppler infrared spectroscopy of the HeH{sup +} ion. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4895505.
Perry, Adam J., Hodges, James N., Markus, Charles R., Kocheril, G. Stephen, McCall, Benjamin J., E-mail: bjmccall@illinois.edu, and Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Sun . "Communication: High precision sub-Doppler infrared spectroscopy of the HeH{sup +} ion". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4895505.
@article{osti_22308353,
title = {Communication: High precision sub-Doppler infrared spectroscopy of the HeH{sup +} ion},
author = {Perry, Adam J. and Hodges, James N. and Markus, Charles R. and Kocheril, G. Stephen and McCall, Benjamin J., E-mail: bjmccall@illinois.edu and Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801},
abstractNote = {The hydrohelium cation, HeH{sup +}, serves as an important benchmark for ab initio calculations that take into account non-adiabatic, relativistic, and quantum electrodynamic effects. Such calculations are capable of predicting molecular transitions to an accuracy of ∼300 MHz or less. However, in order to continue to push the boundaries on these calculations, new measurements of these transitions are required. Here we measure seven rovibrational transitions in the fundamental vibrational band to a precision of ∼1 MHz using the technique of Noise Immune Cavity Enhanced Optical Heterodyne Velocity Modulation Spectroscopy. These newly measured transitions are included in a fit to the rotation-vibration term values to derive refined spectroscopic constants in the v = 0 and v = 1 vibrational states, as well as to calculate rotation-vibration energy levels with high precision.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4895505},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
issn = {0021-9606},
number = 10,
volume = 141,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
}