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Electric quadrupole transitions in carbon dioxide

Yachmenev, A; Campargue, A; Yurchenko, SN; Küpper, J; Tennyson, J; (2021) Electric quadrupole transitions in carbon dioxide. Journal of Chemical Physics , 154 (21) , Article 211104. 10.1063/5.0053279.

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Abstract

Recent advances in high sensitivity spectroscopy have made it possible, in combination with accurate theoretical predictions, to observe, for the first time, very weak electric quadrupole transitions in a polar polyatomic molecule of water. Here, we present accurate theoretical predictions of the complete quadrupole rovibrational spectrum of a non-polar molecule CO2, important in atmospheric and astrophysical applications. Our predictions are validated by recent cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy measurements and are used to assign few weak features in the recent ExoMars Atmospheric Chemistry Suite mid-infrared spectroscopic observations of the Martian atmosphere. Predicted quadrupole transitions appear in some of the mid-infrared CO2 and water vapor transparency regions, making them important for detection and characterization of the minor absorbers in water- and CO2-rich environments, such as those present in the atmospheres of Earth, Venus, and Mars.

Type: Article
Title: Electric quadrupole transitions in carbon dioxide
DOI: 10.1063/5.0053279
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0053279
Language: English
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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/10129137
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