Accession Number:

AD0256951

Title:

PREDISSOCIATION BY ROTATION OF THE OH MOLECULE

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OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS (FRANCE)

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The rotational analysis of the B 2 - A 2 system of the OH molecule shows a predissociation of the upper B 2 state in one normal hydrogen atom and one excited O1S atom. The effective potential curves for this state are calculated and allow to check the predissociation assumption. The O1S atoms give in the OH and OD spectra small continuous quasi-molecular spectra. Moreover, in the OH spectrum one observes near the OI 5577 line, a set of isolated lines also ascribed to complex molecules. The rotational structure of the above system for the OD molecule is given in tables. Complementary experimental data are given for the C 2 - A 2 system of OH. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE