Volume 637, May 2020
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Atomic, molecular, and nuclear data|
|Published online||08 May 2020|
Photodissociation branching ratios of 13C16O and 12C18O in the vacuum ultraviolet region from 107 800 to 109 700 cm−1
Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, PR China
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2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, PR China
Accepted: 21 March 2020
In this study, we present C+ ion photofragment spectroscopic studies and photodissociation branching ratio measurements for two CO isotopologs, 13C16O and 12C18O, in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) region from 107 800 cm−1 (92.76 nm) to 109 700 cm−1 (91.16 nm) using a time-slice velocity-map imaging setup and a tunable VUV laser radiation source generated by the two-photon resonance-enhanced four-wave mixing technique. Several absorption bands of 12C16O in the above energy region are reinvestigated up to higher rotational levels compared with previous studies. The results are compared among 12C16O, 13C16O, and 12C18O on a state-by-state basis, and the photodissociation branching ratios for channels C(1D) + O(3P), and C(3P) + O(1D) are dramatically changed for most of the absorption bands due to the substitutions of 12C by 13C and 16O by 18O. The branching ratios of 13C16O and 12C18O are close to each other due to their similar reduced masses. The strong and selective isotope effects obtained here not only provide useful information for understanding the complicated predissociation dynamics of CO, but are also important for developing a comprehensive photochemical model for explaining the C and O isotope heterogeneities as observed in the Solar System.
Key words: astrochemistry / molecular data / Sun: UV radiation / ISM: molecules / ISM: kinematics and dynamics / photon-dominated region
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