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Laser spectroscopy of radicals and carbenes
Author(s): Horst Clauberg; David W. Minsek; Peter Chen
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Paper Abstract

Photoelectron spectroscopy of isomeric C3H2 and C3H3 molecules, produced by flash pyrolysis in a supersonic jet nozzle, is used to test a valence-bond picture for radical bond strengths and carbene singlet-triplet gaps. The good agreement suggests that ionization potential measurements can be used to determine these hard-to-obtain numbers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1638, Optical Methods for Time- and State-Resolved Chemistry, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58150
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Horst Clauberg, Harvard Univ. (United States)
David W. Minsek, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Peter Chen, Harvard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1638:
Optical Methods for Time- and State-Resolved Chemistry
Cheuk-Yiu Ng, Editor(s)

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