Polarization quantum beat spectroscopy of HCF(Ã 1 A″). I. 19F and 1H hyperfine structure and Zeeman effect

Haiyan Fan, Ionela Ionescu, Ju Xin, Scott A. Reid

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To further investigate the 19F and 1H nuclear hyperfine structure and Zeeman effect in the simplest singlet carbene, HCF, we recorded polarization quantum beat spectra (QBS) of the pure bending levels 2 0 n with n = 0-7 and combination bands 1 0 12 0 n with n= 1-6 and 2 0 n3 0 1 with n= 0-3 in the HCF Ã 1A″ ← X̃ 1A′ system. The spectra were measured under jet-cooled conditions using a pulsed discharge source, both at zero field and under application of a weak magnetic field (<30 G). Analysis yielded the nuclear spin-rotation constants C aa and weak field Lande g aa factors. Consistent with a two-state model, the majority of observed vibrational levels exhibit a linear correlation of C aa and g aa, and our analysis yielded effective (ã) hyperfine constants for the 19F and 1H nuclei (in MHz) of 728(23) and 55(2), respectively. The latter was determined here owing to the high resolving power of QBS. The vibrational state selectivity of the 19F hyperfine constants is discussed, and we suggest that the underlying Renner-Teller interaction may play an important role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8869-8873
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Nov 8 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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