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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1980
  • pp: 10–11

Study of vibrational and rotational relaxations in D2O

R. L. Sheffield, K. Boyer, and A. Javan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 10-11 (1980)

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Vibrational-relaxation and rotational-thermalization time constants of the D2O (010) state are studied in detail. A rotational level with an exceptionally long rotational-relaxation time constant is identified.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 2, 1979
Published: January 1, 1980

R. L. Sheffield, K. Boyer, and A. Javan, "Study of vibrational and rotational relaxations in D2O," Opt. Lett. 5, 10-11 (1980)

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  1. See, e.g., A. Gondhaleker, E. Holzhauer, N. R. Heckenberg, Phys. Lett. 46A, 229 (1973).
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  7. The H2O deactivation studies were done within a few minutes after H2O was introduced into the absorption cell containing the D2O molecules to prevent appreciable HDO formation. The observed decays remained unchanged (within the quoted experimental error) during the measurements at a given gas fill.

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