A high resolution VUV photoabsorption spectrum of ethyl iodide has been recorded between 4 and 10.2 eV (310-120 nm) using synchrotron radiation. The spectrum consists of a broad structureless absorption band centered at 4.78 eV, followed by a region dominated by excitation of Rydberg states. A high resolution photoelectron spectrum (PES) of the lowest energy ionization band has been obtained and provides ionization energies necessary for identification of related Rydberg-excited states. Also, analysis of the vibrational fine structure in the PES has allowed identification of the normal vibrational modes excited and their wave numbers in the ion. These, in turn, have been used in the assignment of the lowest energy photoabsorption bands arising from electron excitation into the 6s Rydberg orbital. An electron energy loss spectrum has also been recorded from 5.8 to 14.2 eV, under electric-dipole conditions. It confirms the magnitude of the photoabsorption cross section values obtained using the synchrotron radiation and extends the differential and optical oscillator strength values up to 14.2 eV. © 1999 American Institute of Physics.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 1999|