264 Using Chirped Microwave Pulses in Gas Phase Molecular Characterization

Thursday, November 5, 2009: 10:00 AM
Rio Grande (Camino Real Hotel)
Stephen A. Cooke , Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Consider the following: (1) Developments in analog to digital conversion speeds have allowed a renewal of microwave spectroscopic techniques.  (2) There is no more characteristic fingerprint of a molecule than its  microwave spectrum. These two facts will be discussed, and examples of the implementation of a chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave (CP-FTMW) spectrometer will be presented.