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Volume 32, Issue 1, March 2003
32(2003); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1497629View Description Hide Description
A summary is presented of recently published, critically evaluated experimental vibrational and electronic energy level data for approximately 1700 neutral and ionic transient molecules and high temperature species possessing from three to sixteen atoms. Although the emphasis is on species with lifetimes too short for study using conventional sampling techniques, there has been selective extension of the compilation to include data for isolated molecules of inorganic species such as the heavy-metal oxides, which are important in a wide variety of industrial chemical systems. Radiative lifetimes and the principal rotational constants are included. Observations in the gas phase, in molecular beams, and in rare-gas and diatomic molecule matrices are evaluated, and several thousand references are cited. The types of measurement surveyed include conventional and laser-based absorption and emission techniques, laser absorption with mass analysis, and photoelectron spectroscopy.