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Spectroscopy of Large Molecules in the Gas Phase

Morgan, Philip John (2010) Spectroscopy of Large Molecules in the Gas Phase. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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David W. Pratt, PhDSPECTROSCOPY OF LARGE MOLECULES IN THE GAS PHASEPhilip John Morgan, Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh, 2010AbstractStructural and dynamical properties of molecular systems in both the ground and excited electronic states can be studied using rotationally resolved electronic spectroscopy in the gas phase. Analyses based on the collected experimental measurements and their spectral details supplemented by ab initio calculations provide the structural and dynamical information. In this work, relatively large molecules are studied, leading to conformational assignments of several molecules, the potential barriers for hindered methyl group torsional motion, the identity of different possible van der Waals complexes, evidence of excited state intramolecular proton transfer, and the determination of the ground and excited state dipole moments of several molecules.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Morgan, Philip Johnphm7@pitt.eduPHM7
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Pratt, David Wpratt@pitt.eduPRATT
Waldeck, David Hdave@pitt.eduDAVE
Chong, Lillian Tltchong@pitt.eduLTCHONG
Leuba, Sanford Hleuba@pitt.eduLEUBA
Date: 30 September 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 17 August 2010
Approval Date: 30 September 2010
Submission Date: 12 August 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2ABN; 2PP; 3ABN; 4-methylanisole; 4MA; 9-fluorenemethanol; 9FM; ABN; barrier height; Hamiltonian; hexahydropyrene; HHP; m-toluidine; methyl internal rotation; o-toluidine; PABA; para-aminobenzoic acid; para-coumaric acid; pCA; potential barrier height; pyridyl pyrrole; rigid rotor; rotationally resolved; vibrationally resolved; kraitchman analysis; laser induced fluorescence
Other ID:, etd-08122010-142550
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:59
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:48


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