Laser spectroscopy of Pb2 produced by laser vaporization

Michael C. Heaven, Terry A. Miller, V. E. Bondybey

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Pb2 molecules are produced by YAG laser vaporization of solid lead. The molecules are entrained in a stream of cold (∼77 K) He gas, and the laser-induced fluorescence spectra recorded. Two different electronic transitions are observed, the "red" C(Ou+) ↔ X(Og+) and the "blue" F(Ou+) ↔ X(Og+) systems. A detailed vibrational and rotational analysis is performed for both systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2072-2075
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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