Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Lifetime measurements have been made on the A²Σ⁺ state of OH by the delayed coincidence technique in conjunction with an interrupted rf discharge through water vapor. Lifetimes are reported for rotational states up to K = 29 and K = 20 in the v = 0 and v = 1 vibrational levels respectively and on the unresolved levels of v =2. A predissociation, previously predicted from relative intensity measurements, resulting from a curve crossing by the repulsive 4 Σˉ state, was observed for the rotational states above K = 23 of v = 0, for those above K = 14 of v = 1, and for all those of v = 2. These lifetime data are discussed qualitatively in terms of the electronic-rotational perturbation matrices and the vibrational overlap integrals. The large variation of the transition moment with respect to the internuclear separation and the vibrational-rotational interaction predicted from relative intensities was also observed. For these states (K < 23, v = 0; K < 14, v = 1) the lifetime data are combined with relative intensity measurements to obtain oscillator strengths"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Anderson, Richard A.

Committee Member(s)

Carstens, John C., 1937-
Penico, Anthony J., 1923-2011
Snow, William R.
Nygaard, Kaare J.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

viii, 90 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-89)

Rights

© 1972 Robert Allen Sutherland, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Atmosphere, Upper
Oscillator strengths

Thesis Number

T 2766

Print OCLC #

6034289

Electronic OCLC #

893629328

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Physics Commons

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