Tunable far infrared laser spectroscopy of a ternary van der Waals cluster Ar2HCl: A sensitive probe of three-body forces
The first far infrared intermolecular vibration—rotation spectrum of the ternary van der Waals cluster has been measured near 39.5 cm-1 and assigned to an a-type [Sum] bending vibration of Ar2HCl. Spectra of both chlorine isotopes were observed and nuclear quadrupole hyperfine structure was resolved. Values of the fitted constants (rotational constants, hyperfine projections) evidence large amplitude out-of-plane motion, and demonstrate the sensitivity of spectroscopic observables to the three body forces operative in the Ar2HCl system. Spectroscopic predictions calculated by Hutson et al. from pairwise-additive and ‘‘three-body’’ corrected potential energy surfaces [J. Chem. Phys. 90, 1337 (1989)] are compared to experimental results.
Elrod, M.J., D.W. Steyert, and R.J. Saykally. 1991. "Tunable Far Infrared Laser Spectroscopy of a Ternary Van der Waals Cluster Ar2HCl: A Sensitive Probe of Three-Body Forces." Journal of Chemical Physics 94: 58.
Journal of Chemical Physics
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Infrared spectra, Molecular Clusters, Argon complexes, Hydrochloric acid, Hyperfine structure, Laser spectroscopy, Chlorine 35, Chlorine 37, Vibrational states, Rotational states, Energy-level transitions, Isotope effects