Journal article

Rotationally resolved infrared spectrum of the Li -D-2 cation complex

CD Thompson, C Emmeluth, BLJ Poad, GH Weddle, EJ Bieske

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2006

Abstract

The infrared spectrum of mass selected Li +-D 2 cations is recorded in the D-D stretch region (2860-2950 cm -1) in a tandem mass spectrometer by monitoring Li + photofragments. The D-D stretch vibration of Li +-D 2 is shifted by -79 cm -1 from that of the free D 2 molecule indicating that the vibrational excitation of the D 2 subunit strengthens the effective Li +-D 2 intermolecular interaction. Around 100 rovibrational transitions, belonging to parallel K a=0-0, 1-1, and 2-2 subbands, are fitted to a Watson A-reduced Hamiltonian to yield effective molecular parameters. The infrared spectrum shows that the complex consists of a Li + ion attached to a slightly perturbed D 2 molecule with a T-..

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