Determination of the Born-Oppenheimer potential function of CCl + by velocity modulation diode laser spectroscopy
Over 70 transitions among the lowest six vibrational states of C35Cl+ and C37Cl+ have been measured between 1070-1210 cm-1. The spectrum has been fitted to a sixth order Dunham expansion to yield an accurate mapping of the Born-Oppenheimer potential function of CCl+. The spectroscopic constants obtained are ωe =1177.7196(8) cm-1, ωexe =6.6475(3) cm-1, and Be =0.797 940(3) cm-1. The rotational constants for both CCl+ isotopes reported here show the results of the previous electronic emission studies to be incorrect. A fit of the data to a Morse function yields a dissociation energy D of 52 828(50) cm-1. The rotational temperature has been determined as 540 K±30%. The increase in the effective vibrational temperature with vibrational excitation indicates that CCl+ is formed with high internal energy.