Inhomogeneous Lineshape Profiles of C2H2 Perturbed by Xe

B. Lance, G. Blanquet, J. Walrand, Jean-Claude Populaire, J.-P. Bouanich, D. Robert

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Several infrared transitions of the ν band of CH perturbed by Xe near 700 cm have been recorded using a tunable diode-laser spectrometer, equipped with a thermostatically regulated cell. The pressure and temperature regimes covered during the experiments are respectively ranging between 20 and 200 mbar and 170 and 350 K. The experimental profiles are accurately studied with a recently proposed lineshape model accounting for the collisional confinement narrowing of the Doppler spectral contribution, the inhomogeneous collisional broadening and shifting, and the exchange between the various speed classes of the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. The speed dependence of the collisional broadening is either ab initio calculated from a semiempirical potential or deduced from the experimental temperature dependence of the line broadening. It is shown that, for the considered range of temperature, this speed dependence does not significantly modify the lineshape, so that the usual hard and soft models conveniently account for most of the observed effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-45
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of molecular spectroscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1999


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