OBSERVATION OF THE INFRARED SPECTRA OF THE DEUTERATED TRIATOMIC HYDROGEN MOLECULAR TONS: H₂D⁺, HD₂⁺, and D₃⁺

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Title:
OBSERVATION OF THE INFRARED SPECTRA OF THE DEUTERATED TRIATOMIC HYDROGEN MOLECULAR TONS: H₂D⁺, HD₂⁺, and D₃⁺
Author:
SHY, JOW-TSONG.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The infrared vibrational-rotational spectra of the deuterated triatomic hydrogen molecular ions, H₂D⁺, HD₂⁺, and D₃⁺ have been observed with the Doppler-tuned ion-beam laser spectroscopic method with collision detection. Triatomic hydrogen molecular ions are produced in a coaxial electron-impact ion source. Next, the ions are accelerated and formed into a beam of several keV energy, which is then intercepted at a small angle by a frequency-stabilized CO laser beam. The energy of the ion beam is adjusted to Doppler-shift an ion transition into resonance with a nearby laser line. On resonance, the laser light stimulates the transition to take place. If the resonating states differ in population, the laser-induced transition produces a net population transfer. The occurrence of population transfer is detected by monitoring the transmission of the ion beam through a gas target after laser interaction. The transmission through the target is dependent upon the ion beam population distribution and, therefore, the laser-induced transition can be detected by detecting the change of the transmission of the ion beam. A mass analyzer before the target gas facilitates the mass identification of the observed transitions. We have measured 45 D₃⁺ transition frequencies, 9 H₂D⁺ transition frequencies, and 31 HD₂⁺ transition frequencies, all between 1650 and 2000 cm⁻¹, to better than ±0.0005 cm⁻¹ or ±0.3 ppm. The identifications of the quantum numbers are still in progress. This study should greatly help the search of H₃⁺ and H₂D⁺ ions in interstellar medium.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrogen ions -- Spectra.; Infrared spectroscopy.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wing, William

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dc.titleOBSERVATION OF THE INFRARED SPECTRA OF THE DEUTERATED TRIATOMIC HYDROGEN MOLECULAR TONS: H₂D⁺, HD₂⁺, and D₃⁺en_US
dc.creatorSHY, JOW-TSONG.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSHY, JOW-TSONG.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe infrared vibrational-rotational spectra of the deuterated triatomic hydrogen molecular ions, H₂D⁺, HD₂⁺, and D₃⁺ have been observed with the Doppler-tuned ion-beam laser spectroscopic method with collision detection. Triatomic hydrogen molecular ions are produced in a coaxial electron-impact ion source. Next, the ions are accelerated and formed into a beam of several keV energy, which is then intercepted at a small angle by a frequency-stabilized CO laser beam. The energy of the ion beam is adjusted to Doppler-shift an ion transition into resonance with a nearby laser line. On resonance, the laser light stimulates the transition to take place. If the resonating states differ in population, the laser-induced transition produces a net population transfer. The occurrence of population transfer is detected by monitoring the transmission of the ion beam through a gas target after laser interaction. The transmission through the target is dependent upon the ion beam population distribution and, therefore, the laser-induced transition can be detected by detecting the change of the transmission of the ion beam. A mass analyzer before the target gas facilitates the mass identification of the observed transitions. We have measured 45 D₃⁺ transition frequencies, 9 H₂D⁺ transition frequencies, and 31 HD₂⁺ transition frequencies, all between 1650 and 2000 cm⁻¹, to better than ±0.0005 cm⁻¹ or ±0.3 ppm. The identifications of the quantum numbers are still in progress. This study should greatly help the search of H₃⁺ and H₂D⁺ ions in interstellar medium.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrogen ions -- Spectra.en_US
dc.subjectInfrared spectroscopy.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWing, Williamen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8305995en_US
dc.identifier.oclc9671356en_US
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