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MARVEL analysis of the measured high-resolution spectra of 14NH3

Al Derzi, AR; Furtenbacher, T; Tennyson, J; Yurchenko, SN; Csaszar, AG; (2015) MARVEL analysis of the measured high-resolution spectra of 14NH3. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer , 161 pp. 117-130. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.03.034. Green open access

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Abstract

Accurate, experimental rotational–vibrational energy levels and line positions, with associated labels and uncertainties, are reported for the ground electronic state of the symmetric-top 14NH3 molecule. All levels and lines are based on critically reviewed and validated high-resolution experimental spectra taken from 56 literature sources. The transition data are in the 0.7–17 000 cm−1 region, with a large gap between 7000 and 15 000 cm−1. The MARVEL (Measured Active Rotational–Vibrational Energy Levels) algorithm is used to determine the energy levels. Out of the 29 450 measured transitions 10 041 and 18 947 belong to ortho- and para-14NH3, respectively. A careful analysis of the related experimental spectroscopic network (SN) allows 28 530 of the measured transitions to be validated, 18 178 of these are unique, while 462 transitions belong to floating components. Despite the large number of spectroscopic measurements published over the last 80 years, the transitions determine only 30 vibrational band origins of 14NH3, 8 for ortho- and 22 for para-14NH3. The highest J value, where J stands for the rotational quantum number, for which an energy level is validated is 31. The number of experimental-quality ortho- and para-14NH3 rovibrational energy levels is 1724 and 3237, respectively. The MARVEL energy levels are checked against ones in the BYTe first-principles database, determined previously. The lists of validated lines and levels for 14NH3 are deposited in the Supporting Information to this paper. Combination of the MARVEL energy levels with first-principles absorption intensities yields a huge number of experimental-quality rovibrational lines, which should prove to be useful for the understanding of future complex high-resolution spectroscopy on 14NH3; these lines are also deposited in the Supporting Information to this paper.

Type: Article
Title: MARVEL analysis of the measured high-resolution spectra of 14NH3
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.03.034
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.03.034
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ammonia vapor, High-resolution spectroscopy, Rotation–vibration energy levels
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Physics and Astronomy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10077903
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