Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
We present new, accurate predictions for rotational line positions, excitation energies, and transition probabilities of the 12C 13C isotopologue Swan d3Π-a3Π system 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-0, 2-1, and 2-2 vibrational bands. The line positions and energy levels were predicted through new analyses of published laboratory data for the 12C13C lines. Transition probabilities were derived from recent computations of transition dipole moments and related quantities. The 12C13C line data were combined with similar data for 12C2, reported in a companion paper, and applied to produce synthetic spectra of carbon-rich metal-poor stars that have strong C2 Swan bands. The matches between synthesized and observed spectra were used to estimate band head positions for a few of the 12C13C vibrational bands and to verify that the new computed line data match observed spectra. The much weaker C2 lines of the bright red giant Arcturus were also synthesized in the band head regions. © 2014. The American Astronomical Society.
Original Publication Citation
Ram, R. S., Brooke, J. S. A., Bernath, P. F., Sneden, C., & Lucatello, S. (2014). Improved line data for the swan system 12C13C isotopologue. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 211(1), 5. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/211/1/5
Ram, Ram S.; Brooke, James S. A.; Bernath, Peter F.; Sneden, Christopher; and Lucatello, Sara, "Improved Line Data for the Swan System 12C13C Isotopologue" (2014). Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Publications. 75.