Doctoral Dissertations

Keywords and Phrases

Chirp; CP-FTMW; Rotational Spectroscopy; Spectroscopy


"With the introduction of the Chirped Pulse-Fourier Transform Microwave Spectrometer in the past decade, it has become possible to rapidly study the rotational spectra of molecules in the gas phase. It is possible to study molecules that are not normally in the gas phase through the use of various sourcing techniques. The development of both the heated nozzle and the laser ablation sourcing techniques allow for the study of liquids and solids, respectively. The design and performance of these sources will be presented in detail and discussed. Additionally, the development of a Multi-Antennae detection scheme, useful in improving overall sensitivity of the spectrometer, will be presented and discussed"--Abstract, page iv.


Grubbs, Garry S.

Committee Member(s)

Dawes, Richard
Whitefield, Philip D.
Winiarz, Jeffrey G.
Donnell, Kristen M.



Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemistry


The authors would like to acknowledge the National Science Foundation (NSF-1841346), NASA Missouri EPSCoR Grant, Missouri S&T startup funds, and the Missouri S&T OURE program for financial support of this research.


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2019

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • High resolution spectroscopy near the continuum limit: The microwave spectrum of trans-3-bromo-1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoropropane
  • The CP-FTMW spectrum of bromoperfluoroacetone
  • Observation of 36ArH37Cl, 38Ar35HCl, and 38ArH37Cl in natural abundance using CP-FTMW spectroscopy
  • The CP-FTMW spectrum of 1,1-difluorosilacyclapent-2-ene
  • The rotational spectrum and complete heavy atom structure of the chiral molecule verbenone
  • Rotational spectra of the low energy conformers observed in the (1R)-(-)-myrtenol monomer


xvi, 160 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.


© 2019 Frank Edward Marshall, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type




Thesis Number

T 11637

Electronic OCLC #