Coriolis interaction and anharmonic potential function of ozone from the microwave spectra in the excited vibrational states
Microwave absorption spectra of ozone were identified in the excited vibrational states with v1 = 1, v2 = 1 and 2, and v3 = 1. In the v1 = 1 and v3 = 1 states, an anomaly due to a strong Coriolis interaction was observed. The inertia defect in the Coriolis perturbed states was defined and successfully applied to the analysis. The Coriolis coupling constant ζ13c was determined to be 0.60, from which the quadratic force constants were derived. The cubic potential constants (and third-order force constants) were determined from the vibration-rotation interaction constants obtained. The quartic potential constants were derived from the vibrational anharmonic constants by McCaa and Shaw. Close similarities were observed among the anharmonic potential constants of ozone, sulfur dioxide, and oxygen difluoride. The equilibrium structure and average structures in the ground and excited vibrational states were obtained.