Laser excitation spectroscopy of Ne2 npπ Πg Rydberg states observed in the afterglow of a corona discharge

D. J. Kane, S. B. Kim, J. G. Eden, M. L. Ginter

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Several Rydberg series attributable to transitions originating from the a 3Σ+u metastable state of the neon dimer have been observed by laser excitation spectroscopy in the afterglow of a pulsed corona discharge. The n = 4-9 members of an npπ Πg←a(0-0) series have been rotationally resolved and the upper states characterized. The probable multiplicity of the Πg states is discussed. An unusual loss of intensity in the Q branches for the higher n member transitions and a weak perturbation between the υ= 1 vibrational level of the 5fσ 3Σ+g state and the 6pπ Πg, υ=0 level are also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3877-3887
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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