Photoionizaton electronic spectroscopy of AgK

C. S. Yeh, D. L. Robbins, J. S. Pilgrim, M. A. Duncan

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An electronic spectrum is observed for the new heteronuclear metal dimer, AgK. Two electronic states are observed with origins near 315 nm. Spectra are detected for three isotopomers with mass-resolved one-color two-photon photoionization spectroscopy (R2PI). The vibrational bands in the more intense state (ωe = 85.8 cm-1) have rotational structure consistent with a 1Σ+1Π transition. This structure is red-shaded, consistent with an excited state having a significantly longer bond (3.02 Å) than the ground state (2.40 Å). The possible importance of ionic bonding is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-514
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1993 May 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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