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Title: Electronic spectroscopy of jet-cooled YbNH3.
Authors: Tonge, Nicola M.
Rusher, Cassandra A.
Bhalla, Nitika
Varriale, Luigi
Ellis, Andrew M.
First Published: 13-Feb-2012
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Citation: Journal of Chemical Physics, 2012, 136 (6), 4305.
Abstract: We report the first spectroscopic study of a complex consisting of a rare earth atom in combination with ammonia. Using two-color resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) spectroscopy, the lowest energy electronic transition of YbNH(3) has been found in the near-infrared. The spectrum arises from a spin-forbidden transition between the (1)A(1) ground electronic state and the lowest (3)E excited electronic state. The transition is metal centered and approximately correlates with the Yb 6s6p (3)P ← 6s(2) (1)S transition. The observation of clear spin-orbit structure in the spectrum confirms the C(3v) symmetry of YbNH(3). Vibrational structure is also observed in the REMPI spectrum, which is dominated by excitation of the Yb-N stretching vibration.
DOI Link: 10.1063/1.3683220
ISSN: 0021-9606
eISSN: 1089-7690
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2012 American Institute of Physics. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Journal of Chemical Physics, 2012, 136 (6), 4305 and may be found at
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