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Spectroscopic properties and transition probabilities of SiC+ cation.

A new interesting article has been published in Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2018 Nov 5;204:164-173. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2018.06.041. Epub 2018 Jun 15. and titled:

Spectroscopic properties and transition probabilities of SiC+ cation.

Authors of this article are:

Zhou D, Shi D, Sun J, Zhu Z.

A summary of the article is shown below:

This study calculates the potential energy curves of 12 Λ-S and 27 Ω states, which belong to the first dissociation channel of SiC+ cation. The potential energy curves are computed with the complete active space self-consistent field method, which is followed by the valence internally multireference configuration interaction approach with the Davidson correction. The transition dipole moments are determined. Core-valence correlation and scalar relativistic correction, as well as extrapolation of the potential energies to the complete basis set limit are included. The spin-orbit coupling effect on the spectroscopic parameters and vibrational properties is evaluated. The vibrational band origins, Franck-Condon factors, and Einstein coefficients of spontaneous emissions are calculated. The rotationless radiative lifetimes of the vibrational levels are approximately 10-5 s long for the e2Π state. The partial radiative lifetimes of vibrational levels are approximately 10-7 s long for the 24Π and 24Σ- states, 10-5 to 10-6 s long for the 22Σ- state and the first well of the 14Π state, and very short for the second well of the 14Π state. Overall, the emissions are strong for the 22Σ–c2Σ-, 24Σ–X4Σ-, 24Π-X4Σ- transitions, and for the second well of the 14Π-14Σ+ transition. The spectral range of emissions is determined. In terms of the radiative lifetimes and transition probabilities obtained in this paper, some guidelines for detecting these states are proposed via spectroscopy. These results can be used to measure the emissions from the SiC+ cation, in particular, in interstellar clouds.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Electric dipole moment;Franck–Condon factor;Potential energy curve;Radiative lifetime;Transition probability


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