We have measured the rotationless photodissociation threshold of six isotopologues of containing and isotopes using laser induced fluorescence detection and jet cooled (to avoid rotational congestion). For each isotopologue, the spectrum is very dense below the dissociation energy while fluorescence disappears abruptly above it. The six dissociation energies ranged from 25 128.56 cm−1 for to 25 171.80 cm−1 for The zero point energy for the isotopologues was determined from experimental vibrational energies, application of the Dunham expansion, and from canonical perturbation theory using several potential energy surfaces. Using the experimentally determined dissociation energies and the calculated zero point energies of the parent isotopologue and of the NO product(s) we determined that there is a common using the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. The canonical perturbation theory was then used to calculate the zero point energy of all stable isotopologues of and which are compared with previous determinations.
Dissociation energies of six isotopologues by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy and zero point energy of some triatomic molecules
G. Michalski, R. Jost, D. Sugny, M. Joyeux, M. Thiemens; Dissociation energies of six isotopologues by laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy and zero point energy of some triatomic molecules. J. Chem. Phys. 15 October 2004; 121 (15): 7153–7161. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1792233
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