A new analysis is presented of the recent photoionization spectrum of excited by double resonance via several rotational sublevels of the (100) vibrational level of the state. Evidence for a previously unsuspected strong f series indicates significant d orbital contamination of the nominal p orbital in the intermediate state. This is the first report of an f series in the Rydberg state of any asymmetric top. Previous d series analyses of single-photon photoionization spectra terminating on the (100) level of are also corrected and extended to a wider range of excited rotational electronic states. The d series appears to contain absent lines, indicative of predissociation. Some lines remain unassigned, but there is no systematic evidence of either s or p series.
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Research Article| February 22 2000
Multichannel quantum defect analysis of the double resonance photoionization series of
M. S. Child;
M. S. Child, W. L. Glab; Multichannel quantum defect analysis of the double resonance photoionization series of . J. Chem. Phys. 22 February 2000; 112 (8): 3754–3765. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.480526
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