The isotropic spectrum of the CO2 Raman 23 overtone: A line-mixing band shape analysis at pressures up to several tens of atmospheres

I. A. Verzhbitskiy, A. P. Kouzov, F. Rachet, M. Chrysos

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A line-mixing shape analysis of the isotropic remnant Raman spectrum of the 23 overtone of CO2 is reported at room temperature and for densities, , rising up to tens of amagats. The analysis, experimental and theoretical, employs tools of non-resonant light scattering spectroscopy and uses the extended strong collision model (ESCM) to simulate the strong line mixing effects and to evidence motional narrowing. Excellent agreement at any pressure is observed between the calculated spectra and our experiment, which, along with the easy numerical implementation of the ESCM, makes this model stand out clearly above other semiempirical models for band shape calculations. The hitherto undefined, explicit -dependence of the vibrational relaxation rate is given. Our study intends to improve the understanding of pressure-induced phenomena in a gas that is still in the forefront of the news.

Original languageEnglish
Article number224301
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - 14 Jun 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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