Home

Commissioning of a multipass discharge cell for the study of transient molecules of astrophysical interest using the far-IR beamline at the Canadian Light Source

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.supervisor van Wijngaarden, Jennifer (Chemistry) en_US
dc.contributor.author Bell, Aimee
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-06T18:12:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-06T18:12:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32686
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this project was to build, install and test a new direct current discharge multipass gas cell for the Far-Infrared Beamline at the Canadian Light Source (CLS). This cell was designed to generate transient molecules of astrophysical interest and was successfully used to collect high resolution rovibrational spectra of these species in the mid- and far-infrared regions (300 to 6000 cm-1). The first tests involved a study of the discharge spectrum of CS2, a precursor for the formation of astrophysically relevant chain molecules. The spectrum of CS2 discharge showed at least six unique product species and the discharge conditions were optimized for the detection of transient molecules. These first experiments demonstrate that the objective of this project were met and it is now possible to investigate transient molecules at the CLS. Future work will involve the optimization of the production of longer chain molecules so that their far-infrared spectra can be observed for the first time. en_US
dc.subject Molecular spectroscopy en_US
dc.subject Synchrotron en_US
dc.subject Discharge cell en_US
dc.subject Transient molecules en_US
dc.subject Physical chemistry en_US
dc.subject High resolution en_US
dc.subject Far-infrared en_US
dc.title Commissioning of a multipass discharge cell for the study of transient molecules of astrophysical interest using the far-IR beamline at the Canadian Light Source en_US
dc.degree.discipline Chemistry en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Tomy, Gregg (Chemistry) O'Dea, Christopher (Physics and Astronomy) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2018 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

View Statistics