Experimentally determined potential curves for the X Σ+2 and A Π2 states of NaNe
Experimentally determined potentials for the X Σ+2 and A Π2 states of the NaNe van der Waals molecule are presented. The potentials are generated from the temperature dependence, in the range 140-330 K, of the intensity in the far-red wing of the Na resonance line perturbed by Ne gas. The NaNe emission spectrum is observed in the wavelength range 585-650 nm. From Morse potential fits to the A Π2-state data we obtained De=160(20) cm−1 at Re=5.1(1)a0. The XΣ+2ground state is purely repulsive within the 4−7a0 range of our experiment.
Earth Systems Research Center
Physical Review A
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M. D. Havey, S. E. Frolking, J. J. Wright, and L. C. Balling, "Experimentally determined potential curves for the X Σ + 2 and A Π 2 states of NaNe," Physical Review A, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 3105–3110, Dec. 1981.
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