Fourier transform microwave spectra for the J = 1 ← 0 and 2 ← 1 rotational transitions of the SiCl+ ion were observed for two isotopologues (35Cl and 37Cl) in the ground and the first excited vibrational states of the ground 1Σ+ electronic state. Thanks to the high resolution of the FTMW spectrometer, hyperfine structures due to the quadrupole moment of the chlorine nucleus and the nuclear spin-rotation interaction were fully resolved. The observed FTMW spectra were combined with previously reported MMW and diode laser spectra in an analysis to determine the mass-independent Dunham coefficients Uk,l as well as a mass scaling parameter Δ01Cl=-0.856(30). The equilibrium bond length of SiCl+ determined is re=1.9439729(10) Å and the nuclear quadrupole coupling constant of Si35Cl+ is eQqe=-11.8788(23) MHz.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry