Title

On the interpretation of the Q-branch of hydrogen in water

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-9-2016

Abstract

© 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. The Raman Q branch of hydrogen dissolved in water is interpreted by means of a theory based on perturbative methods. Consistent with experimental results on pure rotational lines, in the theory we assume that the shifts of the lines composing the Q branch do not depend on the rotational states. It is found that an important mechanism determining the structure of the Q branch is the motional narrowing effect, particularly for the transitions involving ortho-hydrogen. A simple model of the Q branch allows the estimation of the rotational and vibrational relaxation properties of hydrogen in solution with water.

Publication Title

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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