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Simultaneous collision-induced transitions in H2O+CO2 gas mixtures

Abstract : A collision induced absorption (CIA) band has been measured near 6000 cm-1 in a spectrum of humidified CO2 recorded by cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) at low pressure (<1 atm). This absorption adds a contribution to the H2O+CO2 continuum mostly originating from far wings of the CO2 and H2O resonance lines broadened by collisions with H2O and with CO2, respectively. The observed CIA corresponds to a simultaneous excitation of 12CO2 and H2O colliding molecules in the ν3 antisymmetric and ν1 symmetric stretching mode, respectively. CRDS spectra recorded near 5940 cm-1 with a highly enriched 13CO2 sample provide a confirmation of the assignment since the measured CIA isotopic spectral shift (of about -68 cm-1) coincides with that between the ν3 bands of 12CO2 and 13CO2. The integrated binary coefficient of the two CIA is evaluated and found to be on the order of 2.3 × 10-3 cm-2amagat-2. Classical molecular dynamics simulations (CMDS) of the considered CIA are also presented, based on the dominant dipole induction mechanism associated with the vibrational matrix elements of the dipole of CO23) and isotropic polarizability of H2O (ν1). The results of the calculations are found in good agreement with the observations, thus further validating the attribution of the observed CIA structure to the above mentioned double transitions.
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H. Fleurbaey, D. Mondelain, W. Fakhardji, J. M. Hartmann, A. Campargue. Simultaneous collision-induced transitions in H2O+CO2 gas mixtures. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 2022, 285, ⟨10.1016/j.jqsrt.2022.108162⟩. ⟨insu-03726887⟩



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