Visible spectrum of titanium dioxide

Xiujuan Zhuang, Anh Le, Timothy Steimle, Ramya Nagarajan, Varun Gupta, John P. Maier

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The electronic spectrum in the region 17500 cm-1 to 18850 cm-1 of a cold molecular beam of TiO2 has been investigated using laser induced fluorescence (LIF) and mass-resolved resonance enhanced multi-photoionization (REMPI) spectroscopy. Bands at 18412 cm -1, 18470 cm-1 and 18655 cm-1 were recorded at a resolution of 35 MHz, rotationally analyzed, and assigned as the Ã1B2 (0,1,2) ← X1A1 (0,0,0), Ã1B2 (1,0,0) ← X1A 1 (0,0,0) and Ã1B2 (1,1,0) ← X 1A1 (0,0,0) transitions. The dispersed fluorescence from the Ã1B2 (0,1,2) and Ã1B 2 (1,0,0) levels were combined with previous results to produce an improved set of vibrational parameters for the X1A1 state. The optical Stark effect in the Ã1B2 (0,1,2) ← X1A1 (0,0,0) and Ã1B2 (1,0,0) ← X1A1 (0,0,0) bands were recorded and combined with earlier results for Ã1B2 (1,1,0) ← X 1A1 (0,0,0) to determine the permanent electric dipole moment for these states. The origin and harmonic vibrational constants for the Ã1B2 state are determined to be: T000 = 17593(5) cm-1, ω1 = 876(3) cm-1, ω2 = 184(1) cm-1, and ω3 = 316(2) cm-1. A normal coordinate analysis was performed and Franck-Condon factors calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15018-15028
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number45
StatePublished - Dec 7 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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