skip to main content

SciTech ConnectSciTech Connect

Title: Luminescence of the (O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g})){sub 2} collisional complex in the temperature range of 90-315 K: Experiment and theory

Experimental and theoretical studies of collision induced emission of singlet oxygen molecules O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g}) in the visible range have been performed. The rate constants, half-widths, and position of peaks for the emission bands of the (O{sub 2}(a{sup 1}Δ{sub g})){sub 2} collisional complex centered around 634 nm (2) and 703 nm (3) have been measured in the temperature range of 90–315 K using a flow-tube apparatus that utilized a gas-liquid chemical singlet oxygen generator. The absolute values of the spontaneous emission rate constants k{sub 2} and k{sub 3} are found to be similar, with the k{sub 3}/k{sub 2} ratio monotonically decreasing from 1.1 at 300 K to 0.96 at 90 K. k{sub 2} slowly decreases with decreasing temperature but a sharp increase in its values is measured below 100 K. The experimental results were rationalized in terms of ab initio calculations of the ground and excited potential energy and transition dipole moment surfaces of singlet electronic states of the (O{sub 2}){sub 2} dimole, which were utilized to compute rate constants k{sub 2} and k{sub 3} within a statistical model. The best theoretical results reproduced experimental rate constants with the accuracy of under 40% and correctly described the observed temperaturemore » dependence. The main contribution to emission process (2), which does not involve vibrational excitation of O{sub 2} molecules at the ground electronic level, comes from the spin- and symmetry-allowed 1{sup 1}A{sub g}←{sup 1}B{sub 3u} transition in the rectangular H configuration of the dimole. Alternatively, emission process (3), in which one of the monomers becomes vibrationally excited in the ground electronic state, is found to be predominantly due to the vibronically allowed 1{sup 1}A{sub g}←2{sup 1}A{sub g} transition induced by the asymmetric O–O stretch vibration in the collisional complex. The strong vibronic coupling between nearly degenerate excited singlet states of the dimole makes the intensities of vibronically and symmetry-allowed transitions comparable and hence the rate constants k{sub 2} and k{sub 3} close to one another.« less
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Samara State Aerospace University, Samara 443086 (Russian Federation)
  2. (Russian Federation)
  3. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493414
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 143; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COUPLING; DIPOLE MOMENTS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; EXCITATION; LIQUIDS; LUMINESCENCE; MOLECULE COLLISIONS; MOLECULES; MONOMERS; OXYGEN; POTENTIAL ENERGY; REACTION KINETICS; SPIN; STATISTICAL MODELS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K