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Laser Chemistry
Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 37-46

Rotationally Resolved Spectroscopy of Tetracene and its Van Der Waals Complexes With Inert Gas Atoms

Fysisch Laboratorium, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Toernooiveld, Nijmegen 6525 ED, The Netherlands

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Rovibronic spectra of tetracene (C18H12) and its Van der Waals complexes with argon and krypton have been resolved by using a well collimated molecular beam in combination with a single frequency dye laser. The rotational constants of tetracene have been deduced in the S0 and S1 electronic state. The rovibronic spectra of the Van der Waals complexes show an enhanced intersystem crossing.