, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 493–504 | Cite as

Rotational analysis ofA 1Π-X 1Σ+ bands of As14N and As15N: perturbation studies in theA 1Π state

  • P Saraswathy
  • G Krishnamurty
Atomic And Molecular Physics


The ultraviolet bands ofA 1Π-X 1Σ+ system of As14N and its isotopic species As15N were excited in a quartz tube containing specpure nitrogen and traces of AsCl3 vapour, using a microwave discharge (2450 MHz). Bands of As15N were obtained using15N2 enriched to 95.5%. Rotational structure of several bands of As14N and As15N photographed under high dispersion (0.14 Å/mm) was reanalysed. Detailed studies of the observed perturbations in the levels ofν′ = 0 to 4 led to the identification of two3Σ and aC 1Σ states. Molecular parametersT e, ωe, ωexe, Beandα ewere determined for all the electronic states studied. Vibrational assignments of the perturbing levels were made using the isotope shift studies.


Perturbations configuration molecular constants rotational analysis vibrational assignments 




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Authors and Affiliations

  • P Saraswathy
    • 1
  • G Krishnamurty
    • 1
  1. 1.Spectroscopy DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreTrombay, BombayIndia

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