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The Vibration-Rotation Emission Spectrum of Free BeH2

Science  23 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5585, pp. 1323-1324
DOI: 10.1126/science.1074580

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Abstract

The gaseous BeH2 molecule has been synthesized by means of an electrical discharge inside a high-temperature furnace and identified with infrared emission spectroscopy. The antisymmetric stretching mode ν3 has been detected near 2179 reciprocal centimeters. The BeH2molecule has a linear, symmetric structure with anr 0 BeH bond length of 1.333761(2) angstroms.

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