Erratum “Infrared spectroscopy of 2ν4 and ν3 + 2ν4 band of the NO3 radical” [J. Mol. Spectrosc. 334 (2017) 10–21](S0022285217300255)(10.1016/j.jms.2017.02.008)

Kentarou Kawaguchi, Tatsuo Narahara, Ryuji Fujimori, Jian Tang, Takashi Ishiwata

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The most serious point of the present erratum is Eq. (30), which gives a relation between the vibronic interaction constant h3 and the effective spin-orbit interaction constant aeff3. When Eq. (30) is compared with Eq. (7) of our earlier paper [J. Mol. Spectrosc. 314 (2015) 73], we noticed a difference by a factor of two. [Note h3 of Eq. (30) equals λ of Eq. (7)] Although the reason why the factor is included in the later expression is not clear now, it is thought that the sigma value of 1/2 included. For keeping consistency with Eq. (7) of the 2015 paper, Eq. (30) of our 2017 paper should read [Formula presented] Correspondingly the determined h3 value is decreased from 2332 cm−1 by a factor of square root (2) to 1649 cm−1. There are two vibronic interaction mechanisms through the ν3 and ν4 vibrational modes. The vibronic interaction constant h4 related to the ν4 mode has been determined by a photoelectron study of Weaver et al., and the h3 constant is first estimated in the present paper. This correction is important for further understanding of vibronic interaction. The following points are also found as typos, which do not change any conclusions, but are included for completeness. (1) Page 15 the left-side: line 16 ξ = 0.05 The ξ coefficient is used to estimate the v4 = 4 energy of 1609 cm−1, where the energy value is not changed.(2) It was found that the fourth and fifth terms of Eq. (15) have larger coefficients by a factor of square root (2). [Formula presented] By changing these coefficients, Eqs. (17) and (18) are changed, as follows, [Formula presented] (3) Eq. (26) is for the ν3 mode, where we corrected typos, [Formula presented] (4) In Table 2 we found the following typos, where the first two are due to our mistake.Table 2 line 21, 22, 33, and 40 should read [Formula presented] (5) Eq. (5) should read [Formula presented].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-45
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Molecular Spectroscopy
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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