Synthetic Swan band profile of (1,0) of (C-12)(C-12) and (0,0) of (C-12)(C-12) and (C-12)(C-13) in comets
The statistical equilibrium calculations of the 12C13C molecule based on the resonance fluorescence process give similar results to those of the normal molecule. Therefore the assumption that the observed intensities of bands of the normal and the isotopic molecule differ only by their abundance ratio is reasonable. The synthetic profile of the (1,0) Swan band of 12C13C, (0,0) band of 12C12C and 12C13C have been calculated. The relative merits of using the rotational structure of the (1,0) or (0,0) band for the determination of the isotopic ratio 12C/13C is discussed briefly.