Air- and self-broadened half widths, pressure-induced shifts, and line mixing...

Smith, M. A. H., D. C. Benner, A. Predoi-Cross, and V. M. Devi (2014), Air- and self-broadened half widths, pressure-induced shifts, and line mixing in the ν2 band of 12CH4, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 133, 217-234, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.08.004.

Lorentz self- and air-broadened half width and pressure-induced shift coefficients and their dependences on temperature have been measured from laboratory absorption spectra for nearly 130 transitions in the ν2 band of 12CH4. In addition line mixing coefficients (using the relaxation matrix element formalism) for both self- and air-broadening were experimentally determined for the first time for a small number of transitions in this band. Accurate line positions and absolute line intensities were also determined. These parameters were obtained by analyzing high-resolution (~0.003 to 0.01 cm-1) laboratory spectra of high-purity natural CH4 and air-broadened CH4 recorded at temperatures between 226 and 297 K using the McMath–Pierce Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) located at the National Solar Observatory on Kitt Peak, Arizona. A multispectrum nonlinear least squares technique was used to fit short (5–15 cm-1) spectral intervals in 24–29 spectra simultaneously. Parameters were determined for ν2 transitions up to J″ = 16. The variations of the measured broadening and shift parameters with the rotational quantum number index and tetrahedral symmetry species are examined. The present results are also compared with previous measurements available in the literature.

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