The lowest excited 1Σ g +-type electronic state of C 2, the B′ state, had been studied for years. Investigating microwave discharge of various hydrocarbon mixtures by a high-resolution Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers, the B′ 1Σ g +→ 1π u emission of C 2 in the infrared was observed. This paper discusses the observation of laser induced fluorescence (LIF) spectra of the D→B′ and C→A transitions of C 2 in a solid Ne matrix.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics