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VUV Spectroscopic Study of the D¹Πu State of Molecular Deuterium

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Dickenson, G.; Ivanov, T.; Ubachs, W.; Roudjane, M.; de Oliveira, N.; Joyeux, D.; Nahon, L.; Tchang-Brillet, W.; Glass-Maujean, M.; Schmoranzer, H.; Knie, A.; Kübler, S.; Ehresmann, A.
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Molecular Physics
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The D 1Π-u absorption system of molecular deuterium has been re-investigated using the VUV Fourier-Transform (FT) spectrometer at the DESIRS beamline of the synchrotron SOLEIL and photon-induced fluorescence spectrometry (PIFS) using the 10 m normal incidence monochromator at the synchrotron BESSY II. Using the FT spectrometer absorption spectra in the range 72-82 nm were recorded in quasi static gas at 100 K and in a free flowing jet at a spectroscopic resolution of 0.50 and 0.20 cm-1 respectively. The narrow Q-branch transitions, probing states of Π- symmetry, were observed up to vibrational level v = 22. The states of Π+ symmetry, known to be broadened due to predissociation and giving rise to asymmetric Beutler-Fano resonances, were studied up to v = 18. The 10 m normal incidence beamline setup at BESSY II was used to simultaneously record absorption, dissociation, ionization and fluorescence decay channels from which information on the line intensities, predissociated widths, and Fano q-parameters were extracted. R-branch transitions were observed up to v = 23 for J = 1-3 as well as several transitions for J = 4 and 5 up to v = 22 and 18 respectively. The Q-branch transitions are found to weakly predissociate and were observed from v = 8 to the final vibrational level of the state v = 23. The spectroscopic study is supported by two theoretical frameworks. Results on the Π- symmetry states are compared to ab initio multi-channel-quantum defect theory (MQDT) calculations, demonstrating that these calculations are accurate to within 0.5 cm-1. Furthermore, the calculated line intensities of Q-lines agree well with measured values. For the states of Π+ symmetry a perturbative model based on a single bound state interacting with a predissociation continuum was explored, yielding good agreement for predissociation widths, Fano q-parameters and line intensities.

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