Two-dimensional resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization of H iCl; I=35, 37: State interactions, photofragmentations and energetics of high energy Rydberg states

Kristájn Matthíasson, Jingming Long, Huasheng Wang, Ágúst Kvaran*

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Abstract

Mass spectra were recorded for (2 n) resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) of HCl as a function of resonance excitation energy in the 88865-89285 cm-1 region to obtain two-dimensional REMPI data. Band spectra due to two-photon resonance transitions to number of Rydberg states (′ 0, 1, and 2) and the ion-pair state V(1(′ 0)) for H35Cl and H37Cl were identified, assigned, and analyzed with respect to Rydberg to ion-pair interactions. Perturbations show as line-, hence energy level-, shifts, as well as ion signal intensity variations with rotational quantum numbers, J′, which, together, allowed determination of parameters relevant to the nature and strength of the state interactions as well as dissociation and ionization processes. Whereas near-resonance, level-to-level, interactions are found to be dominant in heterogeneous state interactions ( 0) significant off-resonance interactions are observed in homogeneous interactions ( 0). The alterations in Cl and HCl signal intensities prove to be very useful for spectra assignments. Data relevant to excitations to the j3(0) Rydberg states and comparison with (3 n) REMPI spectra allowed reassignment of corresponding spectra peaks. A band previously assigned to an 0 Rydberg state was reassigned to an 2 state (0 88957.6 cm -1).

Original languageEnglish
Article number164302
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume134
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2011

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Funding Information:
The financial support of the University Research Fund, University of Iceland, the Icelandic Science Foundation as well as the Norwegian Research Council is gratefully acknowledged.

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