Hou, XW (reprint author), Acad Sinica, Inst High Energy Phys, POB 918, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China.
A U(2) algebraic model is presented to describe stretching vibrations of XYn (n = 2, 3, and 4) systems, where anharmonic interactions between the bond modes are considered. This model in a limit corresponds to an anharmonically coupled local-mode model. As an example, the model for a molecule XY4 is applied to recently observed spectra of methane in both gas and liquid phases, and the results obtained are in good agreement with the experiments. (C) 1999 Academic Press.
Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical