Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Electronic Spectroscopy of Metal Nitrides: Analysis of the A2Σ-X 2Π1/2 of Platinum Nitride, and the Perturbation Analysis of the (0,0) Band of the A2Π – X2Σ+ Transition of Zirconium Nitride
by Womack, Kaitlin A., M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, 53; 1558596
Abstract (Summary)

Electronic spectroscopy has been used to study two metal nitrides: platinum nitride and zirconium nitride. The (2,0) band of the A 2Σ-X2Π 1/2 electronic transition of PtN has been recorded at high resolution using intracavity laser absorption spectroscopy. The gas-phase PtN molecules were produced in a platinum-lined hollow cathode sputter source at low pressure. Isotopologue structure for 194PtN, 195PtN and 196PtN was observed in the spectrum, as was splitting due to the 195PtN nucleus (I=1/2). The (0,0) band of the A 2Π3/2X2Σ + transition of ZrN is known to be perturbed. The perturbing states are determined to be three 2Δ states. ZrN was produced in a hollow cathode sputter source, and the spectrum was recorded in emission by a high resolution FT spectrometer. Both PtN and ZrN were analyzed using PGOPHER, and molecular parameters and a full analysis are presented.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Brien, Leah
Commitee: Eilers, James, Kaplan, David
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Chemistry
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 53/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Inorganic chemistry
Publication Number: 1558596
ISBN: 978-1-303-98748-9
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