The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS Spectral Atlas

of Gaseous Molecules of Atmospheric Interest

Hannelore Keller-Rudek1, Geert K. Moortgat2, Rolf Sander2, Rüdiger Sörensen1

1Satellite Group

2Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


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When referring to the Spectral Atlas, please cite our publication:

Keller-Rudek, H., Moortgat, G. K., Sander, R., and Sörensen, R.: The MPI-Mainz UV/VIS spectral atlas of gaseous molecules of atmospheric interest, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 365–373, (2013), DOI: 10.5194/essd-5-365-2013

Cross Sections / Organics (acids) / HCN / Nagata(1981)_290K_112.39nm(max)

DATAFILE: HCN_Nagata(1981)_290K_112.39nm(max).txt
NAME: hydrocyanic acid, hydrogen cyanide
AUTHOR(YEAR): Nagata(1981)
T: 290K
λ: 112.39nm(max)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: T. Nagata, T. Kondow, Y. Ozaki, and K. Kuchitsu, "Absorption spectra of hydrogen cyanide and deuterium cyanide in the 130-80 nm range", Chem. Phys. 57, 45-53 (1981) DOI: 10.1016/0301-0104(81)80019-5
COMMENTS: Absorption measurements at a spectral rsolution of ≈0.3 nm or better using synchrotron radiation as a light source

The absorption coefficient k (atm, 298 K)-1 cm-1 (base e) = 2800 (± 20%) for the absorption maximum, as given explicitely, has been converted to σmax using factor 4.06× 10-20

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