The B-A system of CP molecule has been reinvestigated. The rotational structures in the (0, 0) and (1, 1) bands have been photographed in the second order of a 10.6 m grating with 25µ slit width. The molecular constants have been determined using a weighted least squares fit computer program. It is found that the spin-splitting constant in the B-state is negative and not positive as reported by previous workers. An accurate value ofα in the A-state could be determined. The present analysis also suggests that the spin-splitting constant in the ground state of CP should be positive, hence the assignment of theR1 andR2 orP1 andP2 branches in the B-X system of CP by Barwaldet al should be interchanged.
Volume 93 | Issue 6
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