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Published September 1, 1984 | Published
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Jet spectroscopy of anthracene and deuterated anthracenes


Fluorescence excitation and SVL fluorescence spectra of jet-cooled h10-, 9d1-, 9,10d2-, and d10-anthracene are reported. Ground state vibrational assignments are presented for all these species and are compared with literature values. In addition, assignments for the first excited singlet state of h10-anthracene are made using SVL spectra and rotational band contours as guides. The work presented herein serves as an essential reference for other work from this research group concerning the dynamics of excited anthracene (see accompanying papers), and completes the spectroscopy of the polyacene series.

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© 1984 American Institute of Physics. Received 23 November 1983; accepted 8 December 1983. It is a pleasure to acknowledge support of this work by the National Science Foundation. We also would like to thank Professor Ed Lee and Ms. Nancy Garland for their time and generous help with the rotational contour program. [P.M.F. was an] IBM Research Fellow. [A.H.Z. was a] Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar. Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, Contribution No. 6866.

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