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Published May 1952 | Published
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On the Determination of Rotational Line Half-Widths of Diatomic Molecules


A simple closed-form expression is obtained for the fractional intensity of radiation absorbed by vibration-rotation bands with collision-broadened spectral lines. The resulting expressions greatly reduced the labor involved in obtaining apparent rotational half-widths from experimental measurements.

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Copyright © 1952 American Institute of Physics. Received January 21, 1952. Supported, in part, by the ONR under Contract Nonr-220(03), NR 015210.

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