Gas Phase Structures and Molecular Constants of Dimers and Molecules Determined using Microwave Spectroscopy

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Title:
Gas Phase Structures and Molecular Constants of Dimers and Molecules Determined using Microwave Spectroscopy
Author:
Daly, Adam Michael
Issue Date:
2010
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:
Gas phase structures and other molecular parameters have been investigated for several molecules and dimers using pulsed beam Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy. An automated control system has been designed and implemented for the microwave spectrometer that has allowed a systematic observation of the microwave spectrum for many molecules. The theoretical models that are available to the gas phase structural chemist, density functional theory and ab-initio methods, are described with detailed comparisons to experimental results. Experimental data was generated for systems involving hydrogen bonded dimers, organic molecules, inorganic molecules and organometallic molecules. Rotational constants and quadrupole coupling constants were determined using the microwave spectra. This data and isotopic investigations have been used to determine key structural parameters and molecular properties.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Microwave; spectroscopy
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Chemistry; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kukolich, Stephen G.
Committee Chair:
Kukolich, Stephen G.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleGas Phase Structures and Molecular Constants of Dimers and Molecules Determined using Microwave Spectroscopyen_US
dc.creatorDaly, Adam Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Adam Michaelen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_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.abstractGas phase structures and other molecular parameters have been investigated for several molecules and dimers using pulsed beam Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy. An automated control system has been designed and implemented for the microwave spectrometer that has allowed a systematic observation of the microwave spectrum for many molecules. The theoretical models that are available to the gas phase structural chemist, density functional theory and ab-initio methods, are described with detailed comparisons to experimental results. Experimental data was generated for systems involving hydrogen bonded dimers, organic molecules, inorganic molecules and organometallic molecules. Rotational constants and quadrupole coupling constants were determined using the microwave spectra. This data and isotopic investigations have been used to determine key structural parameters and molecular properties.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectMicrowaveen_US
dc.subjectspectroscopyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKukolich, Stephen G.en_US
dc.contributor.chairKukolich, Stephen G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSanov, Andreen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEnemark, John H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLichtenberger, Dennis L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZiurys, Lucy M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest11334en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261190en_US
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