Clouthier DJ1, Kalume A1.
J Chem Phys. 2016 Jan 21;144(3):034305. doi: 10.1063/1.4939797.Laser-induced fluorescence and wavelength resolved emission spectra of the B (4)Σ(-)-X (4)Σ(-) band system of the gas phase cold aluminum carbide free radical have been obtained using the pulsed discharge jet technique. The radical was produced by electron bombardment of a precursor mixture of trimethylaluminum in high pressure argon. High resolution spectra show that each rotational line of the 0-0 and 1-1 bands of AlC is split into at least three components, with very similar splittings and intensities in both the P- and R-branches. Read More