We describe an infrared molecular beam spectrometer which uses a semiconductor diode laser and has been used to study the rotational relaxation of CO molecules in the free jet expansion of pure CO and a 90% He-10% CO mixture. The data for the mixture are analyzed by means of a kinematical method based on the use of the master equation and empirically scaled state to state rate constants. Information of the He-CO rotationally inelastic rate constants are obtained. The possibility of using free jet expansion to study rotational inelastic collisions is discussed.

State resolved rotational relaxation of CO in the free jet expansion of He–CO mixtures

Boschetti, Andrea;Zen, Mario
1981

Abstract

We describe an infrared molecular beam spectrometer which uses a semiconductor diode laser and has been used to study the rotational relaxation of CO molecules in the free jet expansion of pure CO and a 90% He-10% CO mixture. The data for the mixture are analyzed by means of a kinematical method based on the use of the master equation and empirically scaled state to state rate constants. Information of the He-CO rotationally inelastic rate constants are obtained. The possibility of using free jet expansion to study rotational inelastic collisions is discussed.
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