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dc.contributor.authorJewsbury, Philip J.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:31:16Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:31:16Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/34787
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dc.description.abstractThe electronic configurations of molecular states of iodine are studied through the Optical- Optical Double Resonance excitation of the ion pair states in low vibrational levels. The two photon OODR excitation of ungerade IP states from the gerade ground state is rationalised and the strength of u/g coupling at the intermediate step interpreted in terms of a hyperfine interaction first described by Broyer et al. The potential function of the cl₉(ab) gerade coupling partner in the hyperfine Hamiltonian is derived, along with the lowest levels of a new IP state in the second cluster, the H1ᵤ(2) state. An OODR excitation scheme for populating the Oᵤ⁻(2) IP state is proposed and the dominant component of the cl₉(ab) state configuration is found for R≈5.5Å.en
dc.description.abstractThe radiative lifetimes of nine IP states in low vibrational levels are determined and combined with the relative fluorescent intensities of the IP→Valence charge transfer transitions to derive the Einstein A-coefficients for all the strong transitions from these IP states. A theoretical model is developed in terms of a separated atom description for the electronic configurations of these states and is used to predict the relative dipole strengths of the IP→Valence transitions. The Einstein A-coefficients are then interpreted to give the electronic configurations of the IP states around Rₑᴵᴾ and the relative strengths of the transition dipoles for Pα ↔ Pα, and pπ ↔ pπ electron transfer between ionic centres. A significant difference from the free ion configurations is found with the lowest energy IP states of a given symmetry adopting as low a pα occupancy at the cationic centre as the inter-electron repulsion and spin -orbit energies will allow. This stabilisation is driven by the field gradient due to the anionic charge. The model for the charge transfer transition accounts for the large difference in the summed dipole strengths that is observed for some u/g pairs, even though they have closely similar electronic configurations, and using this model the radiative intensities are shown to be consistent with results from other techniques that probe the electronic structure of IP states. The transition dipole function for the F0ᵤ⁺ (2) ---> X0₉⁺(aa) transition is established over the range 3.13≤R≤4.12Å and its form interpreted in terms of the same electron transfer model. The inferred changes in the electronic configuration of the F0ú (2) state with internuclear separation are shown to be consistent with experimental results for related transitions and with ab initio calculations from other research groups.en
dc.description.abstractA rationalisation for the observed energy ordering of the states within an ion pair cluster is proposed.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleThe electronic structure of the ion pair states of molecular iodineen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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