Infrared spectroscopy at high temperature : N2- and O2-broadening coefficients in the ν4 band of CH4

Laurent Fissiaux, Claude Populaire, Ghislain Blanquet, Muriel Lepere

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In the present work, we have developed a high-temperature absorption cell for infrared spectroscopy. This absorption cell can contain gases of the room temperature up to 650 K without temperature gradient. The construction of the cell and its technical features are described in detail in this paper. In order to demonstrate the feasibility and the interest of the cell, we have measured the N<inf>2</inf>-, O<inf>2</inf>- and air-broadening coefficients of, respectively, six and three absorption lines in the <sup>ν4</sup> band of methane at four temperatures (350, 425, 500, 575 K). The measurements of these coefficients was realized with a tunable diode-laser spectrometer. The line parameters were obtained by fitting to the experimental profile the Voigt line shape and the Rautian and Galatry models taking into account the collisional narrowing. For these lines, the n parameter of the temperature dependence has been determined.

Translated title of the contributionSpectroscopie Infrarouge à hautes températures : Coefficients d'élargissement  par l'azote et l'oxygène du méthane dans la bande de vibration ν4.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of molecular spectroscopy
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2015


  • CH<inf>4</inf>
  • Collisional-broadening
  • Diode-laser
  • High-temperature
  • Infrared spectroscopy


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