OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea


  • Vol. 10, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 157–161

Measurements of Photoabsorption Cross Sections of Nitric Oxide by Using Double-Ionization Chamber

Yang-Soo Chung, Hyun Kim, and Young-Min Chung  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 157-161 (2006)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (344 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


A synchrotron light source is useful in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) regime for olecular spectroscopy, such as photo absorption, photoionization, and dissociative hotoionization. In this research, we used a double-ion chamber (DIC) to measure hotoabsorption cross sections of a NO molecule in the wavelength range from 90 to 135 nm of 3B1 beam-line of the Pohang synchrotron light source with the resolution of the onochromator being 0.06 nm. The appearance wavelength for ionization was measured to be <TEX>$134.19{\pm}0.09nm$</TEX> that is placed in the middle of the reported values though they don't agree with each other within the relative error limits. The auxiliary experimental works ave been done to test if there are any systematic error sources. The resultant ross-sections agree with previous results in general.

© 2006 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.4900) Atomic and molecular physics : Oscillator strengths
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2006
Published: December 25, 2006

Yang-Soo Chung, Hyun Kim, and Young-Min Chung, "Measurements of Photoabsorption Cross Sections of Nitric Oxide by Using Double-Ionization Chamber," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 10, 157-161 (2006)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. J. W. Gallagher, C. E. Brion, J. A. R. Samson, and P. W. Langhoff, "Absolute cross sections for molecular photoabsorption, partial photoionization and ionic photofragmentation processes," J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, vol. 17, pp. 9-153, 1988 [CrossRef]
  2. M. E. Smith, R. R. Lucchese, and V. J. McKoy, "Studies of the photoionization cross section of the 2<TEX>$\pi$</TEX> level of nitric oxide," J. Chem. Phys., vol. 79, pp. 1360-1363, 1983 [CrossRef]
  3. J. A. Guest and L. C. Lee, "Quantitative absorption and fluorescence studies of NO between 1060 and 2000 <TEX>$\AA$</TEX>," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., vol. 14, no. 18, pp. 3401-3413, 1981 [CrossRef]
  4. Y. Hatano, "Interaction of vacuum ultraviolet photons with molecules. Formation and dissociation dynamics of molecular superexcited states," Phys. Rep., vol. 313, pp. 109-169, 1999 [CrossRef]
  5. J. A. R. Samson and L. Yin, "Precision measurements of photoabsorption cross sections of Ar, Kr, Xe, and selected molecules at 58.4, 73.6, and 74.4 nm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 6, pp. 2326-2333, 1989 [CrossRef]
  6. Eparvier F. G., Barth, and C. A., "Self absorption theory applied to rocket measurements of the nitric-oxide (1, 0) gamma-band in the daytime thermosphere," J. Geophys. Res., vol. 97, pp. 13723-13731, 1992 [CrossRef]
  7. R. P. Wayne, Chemistry of Atmospheres, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, 2000), pp. 165-172
  8. Shematovich, V. I, Bisikalo, and D. V., "A kinetic-model of the formation of the hot oxygen geocorona .1. quiet geomagnetic conditions," J. Geophys. Res. vol. 99, pp. 23217-23228, 1994 [CrossRef]
  9. M. R. Herman, C. W. Bauschlicher, W. M. Huo, S. R. Langhoff, and P. W. Langhoff, "Theoretical-studies of valence-shell photoexcitation and ionization cross-sections in nitric-oxide," Chem. Phys. vol. 109, pp. 1-23, 1986 [CrossRef]
  10. J. A. R. Samson, "Atomic photoionization," in Handbuch der Physik, edited by S. Flugge (Springer, Berlin, Germany, 1982), vol. 31, pp. 187-213
  11. Y. Iida, F. Carnovale, S. Daviel, and C. E. Brion, "Absolute oscillator strengths for photoabsorption and the molecular and dissociative photoionization of nitric oxide," Chem. Phys., vol. 105, pp. 211-225, 1986 [CrossRef]
  12. P. Erman, A. Karawajczyk, E. Rachlew-Kallne, and C. Stromholm, "Photoionization and photodisociation of nitric oxide in the range 9-35 eV," J. Chem. Phys., vol. 102, pp. 3064-3076, 1995 [CrossRef]
  13. G. Reiser, W. Habenicht, K. Muller-Dethlefs, and E. W. Schlag, "The ionization energy of nitric oxide," Chem. Phys. Lett., vol. 152, pp. 119-123, 1988 [CrossRef]
  14. N. Sander, L. A. Chewter, K. Muller-Dethlefs, and E. W. Schlag, "High-resolution zero-kinetic-energy photoelectron-spectroscopy of nitric-oxide," Phys. Rev. A, vol. 36, pp. 4543-4546, 1987 [CrossRef]
  15. K. Muller-Dethlefs, M. Sander, and E. W. Schlag, "Two-colour photoionization resonance spectroscopy of NO: Complete separation of rotational levels of <TEX>$NO^+$</TEX> at the ionization threshold," Chem. Phys. Lett., vol. 112, pp. 291-294, 1984 [CrossRef]
  16. T. Ebata, Y. Anezaki, M. Fujii, N. Mikami, and M. Ito, "High Rydberg states of NO studied by 2-color multiphoton spectroscopy," J. Phys. Chem., vol. 87, pp. 4773-4776, 1983 [CrossRef]
  17. R. Fantoni, A. Giardni-Guidoni, and R. Tiribelli, "(e, 2e) spectroscopy of valence states of the no molecule, J. EIectron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom., vol. 26, pp. 99-105, 1982 [CrossRef]
  18. K. Kimura, S. Katsumata, Y. Achiba, T. Yamazaki, and S. Iwata, Handbook of He I Photoelectron Spectra of Fundamental Organic Compounds (Japan Scientific Society Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1981), pp. 276-283

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited