April 1, 2016 –
A 2013 paper on broadband Fourier transform rotational spectroscopy was nominated to be one of the five publications chosen by David Clary, Editor of Chemical Physics Letters to be highlighted in Editors’ Choice. Editors’ Choice provides a selection of content, hand-picked by journal editors. BrightSpec is the only commercial supplier of Fourier transform rotational spectrometers.
The selected article is Broadband Fourier transform rotational spectroscopy for structure determination: The water heptamer Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 571, 2013. The editors’ motivation for choosing this article was stated as: Fourier-transform microwave spectrometers are changing the applicability of rotational spectroscopy. In this paper a broadband spectrometer operating in the 2-8 GHz frequency range is described and results are presented for the water heptamer cluster. Two isomers are observed and the results are compared with ab initio predictions.
Chemical Physics Letters publishes brief reports on molecules, interfaces, condensed phases, nanomaterials and nanostructures, polymers, biomolecular systems, and energy conversion and storage.